CM reviews schemes for minorities with Social Welfare department
NEW DELHI: Observing that most of the welfare schemes for the scheduled castes (SC), scheduled tribes (ST), other backward classes (OBC) and other minorities were 'dead', Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal suggested officials to revive such schemes at the earliest.
The Chief Minister on Friday reviewed the schemes in a meeting with SC/ST Welfare minister Rajendra Pal Gautam and Secretary of the SC/ST Welfare department.
"Hurdles must be cleared so that more and more people can take benefit from them," Kejriwal said.
During the meeting, Gautam and the officials briefed the Kejriwal on the schemes being run by the Department for the welfare minorities in the national Capital.
Kejriwal was also briefed on the hurdles faced by the Department in implementation of the schemes.
"The Chief Minister took keen interest in the Delhi Swarojgar Yojana (SC/ST/OBC/Minorities) and discussed this scheme at length with the minister and officials," said an official after the meeting.
"He has asked the Department to come up with ideas to do away with the hurdles in an ideal ways so that the benefits of the scheme can be provided to more and more people.
"The Delhi Swarojgar Yojana provides loans to applicants to start business so that they can stand on their own," the official added.
Discussions on a new scheme for assistance to the SC students for coaching for higher examinations, such as UPSC, SSC, engineering, medical etc also took place at the meeting.
Kejriwal directed officials to come with a proposal for the said scheme at the earliest.
"The objective of the scheme would be to provide coaching to economically disadvantaged SC candidates to enable them to appear in competitive examinations and succeed," the official told Millennium Post.