Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicMinistry of Social Justice

Topic: Ministry of Social Justice

After paddy procurement, KCR and Modi govt at loggerheads over scholarship scheme for Dalits

Telangana has not implemented Centre’s modified version of Post Matric Scholarship for SC students. Under new scheme, funds are transferred directly to students, not to institutions via states.

Will focus on the differently abled and the elderly, new social justice minister says

In an interview to ThePrint, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Dr Virendra Kumar said record OBC, SC faces in Team Modi show the govt's commitment to 'Sab ka saath'.

Modi govt plans Rs 5 lakh self-employment push for SC/OBCs who lose breadwinners to Covid

The assistance will include a subsidy of up to Rs 1 lakh, or 20 per cent of the project cost, coupled with soft loans. It is aimed at workers in unorganised sectors.

States can have their own backward class lists, 102nd Amendment only for Centre, govt says

Referring to Modi govt's review plea against SC judgment on 102nd Amendment, social justice ministry secretary says they will stand by the fact that states can have own SEBC lists.

No plan to amend manual scavenging law, govt says 6 months after announcing new bill

The new bill is still awaiting cabinet approval. It proposes to completely mechanise the process of cleaning sewers and septic tanks, among other changes.

As draft law awaits Cabinet approval, govt begins groundwork to mechanise sewer cleaning

Prohibition of Employment as Manual Scavengers and their Rehabilitation (Amendment) Bill, 2020, proposes to completely mechanise the process of cleaning sewers and septic tanks.

With 801 words on farming, agriculture, govt releases 3rd edition of sign language dictionary

The 10,000-word Indian Sign Language dictionary was created by the Indian Sign Language Research and Training Centre, an autonomous institute under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Caste surnames, religious symbols should not be revealed in civil services interview — Report

The report, commissioned by social justice ministry, also pitches for reservation for SC/STs in private sector to give 'job security on par with the advanced sections of the society'.

Govt asks states if they want to take part in post-Matric scholarship scheme for SC students

Ministry of Social Justice is in the process of establishing a robust IT network for effective implementation of the scheme to ensure that there is no scope for misuse of funds.

Grants meant to give SC, OBC students free coaching for competitive exams misused, govt finds

Survey by Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment finds that coaching institutes receiving Centre's funds have not passed on benefit to all students. Govt issues notices to 36 institutes.

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
Credit: ThePrint team

‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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