PM - AJAY (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – Government Scheme)

News-CRUX-10     25th October 2023        

Context: The Pradhan Mantri Anusuchit Jaati Abhuyday Yojana (PM- AJAY) has been implemented since 2021-22.

Pradhan Mantri Anusuchit Jaati Abhuyday Yojana (PM- AJAY)

  • About: It is a merged scheme of 03 Centrally Sponsored Scheme namely Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana (PMAGY), Special Central Assistance to Scheduled Castes Sub Plan ( SCA to SCSP) and Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojana(BJRCY)
  • Implemented: Since 2021-22
  • Aim: To reduce poverty of the SC communities by generation of additional employment opportunities through Skill development, income generating schemes and other initiatives.

oTo improve socio-economic developmental indicators by ensuring adequate infrastructure and requisite services in the SC dominated villages.

  • 3 Components of Scheme

oDevelopment of SC dominated villages into an “Adarsh Gram”. 

o"Grants-in-aid support District/State projects for SC socio-economic betterment, covering infrastructure, schools, livelihood programs, and financial aid for asset creation."

oConstruction of hostels in top-ranked higher educational institutions and government-funded schools, as per NIRF rankings and Ministry of Education recommendations, is a priority.