With Modi coming to power for the second time, the electorate is now eagerly waiting to know what new policies and programs his government is going to introduce. In its last tenure, the Modi government brought many important schemes that struck a chord with the population. Many of these schemes revolve a great deal around minorities. Let us take a look at some of these:
The Ministry of Minority Affairs implemented a scheme named ‘Free Coaching and Allied Scheme for the candidates and students belonging to minority communities’ all across the country whereby free coaching is provided to students belonging to six notified minority communities through selected or empanelled coaching institutions or organisations for preparation of qualifying examinations for admission in technical and professional courses and competitive examinations for recruitment to Group “A” , “B” and “C” services and other equivalent posts under the Central and State governments .
Seekho aur Kamao
The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs launched ‘ Seekho aur Kamao ‘ scheme for skill development of minorities. The main objectives of this scheme is to improve employability of existing workers, school drop outs etc. and generate better means of livelihood for marginalised sections.
Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram
PMJVK is aimed towards address development deficits in identified minority concentration areas. It is also aimed at providing better socio economic infrastructure facilities to minority communities particularly in field of education, health and skill development as compared to present situation.
The Scheme for Leadership Development of Minority Women” was launched by the Union Minstry of Minority Affairs with an aim to empower and instill confidence in minority women from six Minority Communities namely Muslim, Christian, Sikh, Buddhist, Jain & Parsi. It intends to do so by providing knowledge, tool and techniques for interacting with Government system, banks and other institutions at all levels. It is implemented through various Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) all over the country. The scheme also permits a mix of women from non-minority communities not exceeding 25% of a project proposal.
During the present term too, Modi is expected to bring a lot of new reforms for the upliftment of the Minorities. It is expected that the government is going to focus on Employment, Education and Empowerment of the minorities.