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Ministry of Minority Affairs launches National Scholarship Portal Mobile App

Union Ministry for Minority Affairs has launched the country’s first National Scholarship Portal Mobile App (NSP Mobile App). It aims to provide smooth, accessible and hassle-free scholarship system for students from poor and weaker sections.

NSP Mobile App

The mobile app will be beneficial for beneficiary students in many ways as they will get all information regarding various scholarships on this mobile app, they will be able to apply for scholarships sitting in their home. Using it, students can also upload necessary documents and can check the status of their application, scholarship disbursement etc. Students from far-flung, hilly areas and North East will be the mostly benefitted from this app.

Background

Ministry of Minority Affairs has completely gone online to provide benefits of every scheme directly to the needy without any obstacle and eliminating middlemen. Transparent and hassle-free scholarship system has helped in this endeavor by going online. All the scholarships are being given directly into bank accounts of needy students under Direct Benefit Transfer (DBT) mode through National Scholarship Portal which has removed any scope for duplication and leakage. Moreover, Central Government’s “Empowerment without Appeasement” policy has ensured that record about 3 crore students belonging to poor and weaker sections of Minorities have been benefitted from various scholarship programmes. The beneficiaries include about 1 crore 63 lakh girls

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PM Narendra Modi announces hike in remuneration for ASHA, Anganwadi workers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced landmark increase in remuneration for ASHA and Anganwadi workers. The announcement will be effective from October 2018. It was made during video bridge interaction with lakhs of ASHA, Anganwadi and ANM (Auxiliary Nurse Midwife). It was organised as part Poshan Maah being observed in September every year.

Increase in remuneration

ASHA workers: The routine incentive given by Union Government to ASHA workers has been doubled. In addition, all ASHA workers and their helpers will be provided free insurance cover under Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Jyoti Bima Yojana and Prime Minister Suraksha Bima Yojana.

Anganwadi workers: Those receiving Rs. 3000 so far, will now receive Rs. 4500. Similarly those receiving Rs. 2200, will now get Rs. 3500. The honorarium for Anganwadi helpers also has been increased from Rs. 1500 to Rs. 2250. In addition, Anganwadi workers and helpers using techniques such as Common Application Software (ICDS-CAS), will get additional incentives  ranging from Rs. 250 to Rs. 500 based on performance.

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