Department of Social Justice and Empowerment Current Affairs, GK & News

PMJAY: Healthcare services to Transgender Persons

The National Health Authority (NHA) and the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for providing holistic health services to transgender persons under Ayushman Bharat-Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (AB-PMJAY). Key Points After this agreement, the holder of the Transgender Certificate issued by the National Portal for Transgender Persons ..

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Scheme for Economic Empowerment of DNTs

Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr Virendra Kumar is scheduled to launch the “Scheme for Economic Empowerment of DNTs (SEED)” on February 16, 2022. Highlights Scheme will be launched for the welfare of De-notified, Nomadic and Semi Nomadic Communities (DNCs) at Ambedkar International Centre, New Delhi. How is this community deprived? DNTs are the ..

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Justice Rohini Commission

On June 24, 2020, the Union Cabinet under PM Modi approved extension of Justice Rohini Commission to examine the issue of sub categorization of OBCs. The commission has been extended till October 31, 2021. Highlights The commission is to look into the anomalies arising from spelling of caste names. The communities that are currently listed ..

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Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana implemented

The Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Rattan Lal Kataria in a written reply to the lower house of the parliament, Lok Sabha on Tuesday,10th December 2019 informed that the ‘Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana’ (RVY) has been implemented by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment. The Rashtriya Vayoshri Yojana is a central sector ..

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