Schemes Current Affairs - 2020

Karnataka launches Janasevaka Scheme

On February 5, 2020, the State Government of Karnataka launched Janasevaka scheme. The Government aims to provide doorstep government services under the scheme. Also, it intends to digitize several services and make these services easily available to the citizens through the scheme.

Highlights

Under the scheme, the government has launched an exclusive mobile number (080-44554455), a website (janasevaka.karnataka.gov.in) and mobile application. People can check around 53 services in the site.

Features of the scheme

The scheme offers to provide health card, ration card, marriage registration certificate, identity card, etc. at the door steps under the scheme. A Jan Sevak is appointed to deliver the services under the scheme

Jan Sevak

As the citizen places his request of service through the government website, a Jan Sevak is assigned to deliver the service. The Jan Sevak will reach the residence of the citizen, collect required documents and deliver the service at his door step.

Cost

The Cost of the service is Rs 115. This amount does not include the cost of documentation. The scheme is to be implemented in Bengaluru. Depending on the work load, it is to be extended to the rest of Karnataka.

PMMVY awards: Madhya Pradesh wins; Manipur won among NE states

On February 3, 2020, the Ministry of Women and Child Development awarded Pradhan Mantri Matru Vandhana Yojana (PMMVY) awards to states and Union Territories and Districts. The award function was organized to promote competitive federalism among the states.

The Awards were presented under three categories namely best performance since inception,

Highlights: Best Performance since inception

Under this, in the category of more than 1 crore population, Madhya Pradesh bagged the award followed by Andhra Pradesh and Haryana at second and third position respectively.

In the Category of States and Union Territories with population less than 1 crore Dadra and Nagar Haveli bagged the award following Himachal Pradesh and Chandigarh at second and third positions respectively.

Highlights: Best Performance in Matru Vandana Saptah

In the category of states and UTs with population more than 1 crore, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh stood at first, second and third places respectively.

In the category of states and UTs with population less than 1 crore, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Sikkim and Manipur bagged the first, second and third places respectively.

PMMVY

The PMMVY has so far benefitted 1.28 crore beneficiaries. It has transferred Rs 5280 crores through Direct Benefit Transfer scheme.

The PMMVY is a maternity benefit programme launched in 2017. Under the programme, cash of Rs 5000 is provided to pregnant women and lactating mothers.