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Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojna

This topic of “Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatrawas Yojna” is important from the perspective of the UPSC IAS Examination, which falls under General Studies Portion.

Introduction

A scheme for the construction of hostels to enable and encourage SC students to attain quality education, especially those hailing from rural and remote areas of the country.

Ministry/Agency

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

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Objectives

  • To attract implementing agencies to undertake the construction of hostels, especially for SC girls, towards the broader vision of containment and reduction of their dropout rate.
  • To have a girls/boys hostel with a capacity of 100 seats in every block headquarters of low literacy districts not having one as of now, by way of priority.
  • To repair and maintain hostels properly.
  • To have an effective mechanism for monitoring, review, etc.

Benefits

  • 100% central assistance for girls’ hostels
  • 50% central assistance for boys’ hostels to State Governments on a matching share basis
  • 100% central assistance to UT Administrations
  • 90% central assistance to Central Universities/Institutions
  • 45% central assistance to State Universities/Institutions
  • Priority to integrated hostels (part of established educational institutions) over stand-alone hostels
  • Focus on the construction of hostels for middle and higher secondary levels of education
  • Construction of boundary walls, two rooms set quarter for hostel wardens, and one room set for Chowkidars/ Lady Guards would be an integral part of the scheme.

Eligibility

Eligibility for Hostels

  • SC students from areas having a concentration of SC population of 15% and more, and without adequate hostel facilities for SC students.
  • Top-performing Government schools not having any hostels at present.
  • SC girls in areas having low SC female literacy.
  • Middle and higher secondary levels of education. However, hostels can also be constructed under the scheme for college and university levels of education.

Eligibility for Implementing Agencies

  • State Governments
  • Union Territory Administrations
  • Central & State Universities/Institutions

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