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Minority Schemes for Jammu and Kashmir

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The Union Ministry of Minority Affairs  implements programmes/schemes for the six (6) centrally notified minority communities namely, Buddhists, Christians, Jains, Muslims, Parsis and Sikhs as under:-

— Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme, Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme, Merit-cum-Means based Scholarship Scheme – For educational empowerment of students.

— Maulana Azad National Fellowship Scheme – Provide fellowships in the form of financial assistance.

 — Naya Savera – Free Coaching and Allied Scheme – The Scheme aims to provide free   coaching to students/candidates belonging to  minority communities for qualifying in    entrance examinations of technical/ professional courses and Competitive examinations.  

— Padho Pardesh – Scheme of interest subsidy to students of minority communities on    educational loans for overseas higher studies.

—  Nai Udaan – Support for students clearing Prelims conducted by Union Public Service Commission (UPSC), State Public Service Commission (PSC) Staff Selection Commission (SSC) etc.

 — Nai Roshni – Leadership development of women belonging to minority communities..

 — Seekho Aur Kamao – Skill development scheme for youth of 14 – 35 years age group and aiming at improving the employability of existing workers, school dropouts etc.

Ministry of Minority affairs has also sanctioned a special project for Skill  Training of Youths in the two UTs of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh through an MoU signed with National Skill Development Corporation and National Skill Development Fund under Seekho aur Kamao.

 — Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK) restructured in May 2018 earlier known as MsDP – Implemented for the benefit of the people from all sections of the society  in identified Minority Concentration Areas for creation of assets in education, skill and health sectors.

— Jiyo Parsi – Scheme for containing population decline of Parsis in India.

— USTTAD (Upgrading the Skills and Training in Traditional Arts/Crafts for  Development) launched in May 2015.

— Nai Manzil – A scheme for formal school education & skilling of school dropouts launched in  Aug. 2015.

— Hamari Dharohar- A scheme to preserve rich heritage of minority communities of India under the overall concept of Indian culture implemented since 2014-15.

 — Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) implements education and skill related schemes as follows:- (a) Begum Hazrat Mahal National Scholarship for Meritorious Girls belonging to the Minorities (b) Gharib Nawaz Employment Scheme started in 2017-18. for providing short term job oriented skill development courses to youth belonging to minority communities. (c) Bridge Course for madarsa students & school dropouts by Aligarh Muslim University, Aligarh and Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi under Nai Manzil scheme. (d) Swachh Vidyalaya.

 — Equity to National Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC) for providing concessional loans to minorities for self-employment and income generating ventures.

In addition to the above, the Ministry also implements schemes for strengthening State Waqf Boards and coordinates arrangements for annual Haj pilgrimage.

The details of the schemes mentioned above at serial No. (1) to (12) are available on the website of this Ministry ( and those at serial No.(13) and (14) are available on the website of MAEF ( and NMDFC ( respectively.

Scheme-wise details of the funds allocated and released/utilised under various schemes to meet the scheme objectives since 2018-19  is at Annexure (see below).

The Ministry is implementing these schemes as per the respective scheme guidelines to ensure their proper implementation.



Scheme-wise allocation and utilization of funds since 2018.                                                                                                                                           

Rs. in Crore
S.No.Name of the SchemeBE 2018-19Acutal  Expr.BE 2019-20Actual Expr (as on 03.03.2020)
1Pre-Matric Scholarship980.001176.191220.30492.18
2Post-Matric Scholarship692.00354.89496.01147.68
4Maulana Azad National Fellowship153.0097.85155.00100.00
5Interest subsidy on educational loans on overseas studies24.0045.0030.009.00
6Free Coaching and Allied Scheme74.0044.6175.0012.30
7Nai Udaan Scheme8.006.7220.005.00
8Skill Development Initiative250.00175.73250.00155.31
9USTTAD (Hunar Haat)30.0031.2650.0035.62
10Nai Manzil (skill to 8th to 10th)140.0093.73140.0022.25
11Equity of NMDFC165.02165.00100.00100.00
12Leadership Development of Minority Women 15.0013.8315.003.58
13Scheme for Containing Population Decline of Small Minority community4.
14Hamari Dharohar –6.001.648.000.00
15 Research/ Studies, Monitoring, Evaluation and  Publicity  –55.0052.660.0013.62
16Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakaram1320.001156.071470.001213.23
17Maulana Azad Education Foundation –125.0136.0090.0037.50
18Grants to SCAs of NMDFC –
19Quami Waqf Board Tariquatti Scheme16.9411.8917.5011.85
20Sahari Waqf  Sampati Vikas Yojana3.
21Secretariat –19.1428.1622.0021.10
22National Commission  for Minorities8.628.929.308.74
23Commissioner of Linguistic Minorities –2.321.702.301.84
24Haj CGI Jeddah –76.7973.3985.0072.43
 Haj Secretariat –8.007.509.006.76

This was stated by the Union Minister for Minority Affairs, Shri Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi in a written reply to the Lok Sabha today.

March 12, 2020

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