Jeevan Pramaan

In its determination to bring digitalisation to every Indian household, Digital Life Certificate or Jeevan Pramaan is another enabling mechanism launched by Government of India to benefit over a crore pensioners in the country. This is another major step towards self-certification. Under the present system for payment of pension, every pensioner has to submit a life certificate

Rationalization of centrally sponsored schemes

The number of centrally sponsored schemes has been trimmed by 2013 from 173 to 170. The humongous number of these schemes has many raised eyebrows in recent times. The umber has proliferated at a rapid pace in the past five years. While in 2007-08 they numbered 99, in 2011-12 their number proliferated to 147. Another