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Minister of SJE Dr Virendra Kumar Launched ‘Shreshtha Yojna’ & National Fellowship Management and Grievance Redressal Portal

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Virendra Kumar Launches ‘Shreshtha Yojna’

On the occasion of the Mahaparinirvana Diwas 2021(6th December), Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment(SJE), Dr Virendra Kumar participated in the event organised by Dr Ambedkar Foundation at Dr Ambedkar International Center, New Delhi campus and launched the ‘Shreshtha Yojna’ and National Fellowship Management and Grievance Redressal Portal during the event.

  • He also paid floral tribute to Dr Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar at the Dr Ambedkar National Memorial, New Delhi.

Other dignitaries:

Kaushal Kishore Minister of State(MoS) for Housing and Urban Affairs, R. Subramaniam, Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment (MoSJE), and Prof. D P Singh Chairman of University Grants Commission (UGC).

Shreshtha Yojna:

The Shreshtha Yojana will support the socio-economic upliftment and overall development of the Scheduled Caste(SC) students by providing quality residential education in reputed private schools.


The ministry is set to support 24800 meritorious SC students (involving ~Rs 300 crores) by providing quality residential education from class 9 to 12 in reputed private residential schools in aspirational districts identified by the NITI Aayog, in educationally backward districts and districts having a population of SC community at the national average.

Fellowship Management and Grievance Redressal Portal:

The Fellowship Management and Grievance redressal Portal software aim to enable an area-based development approach.

This also aims at integrated development of SCs majority villages.

Highlights of the event:

i.Union Minister Dr Virendra Kumar also launched a special book titled “Social Justice and Empowerment: Reflections from Dr Ambedkar Chairs” published by Dr Ambedkar Foundation.

ii.He also released a brochure on Dr Ambedkar’s ‘Panchteerth’ and several schemes and scholarships for the SC students by the MoSJE.

Recent Related News:

Virendra Kumar, the Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment has launched a ‘PM-DAKSH’ Portal and ‘PM-DAKSH’ Mobile App under the scheme PM-DAKSH (Pradhan Mantri Dakshta Aur Kushalta Sampann Hitgrahi) Yojana to ease the access of skill development schemes by the target group

About Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment(MoSJE):

Union Minister– Dr Virendra Kumar (Constituency- Tikamgarh, Madhya Pradesh)

Minister of State– A. Narayanaswamy (Constituency- Chitradurga, Karnataka) and Pratima Bhoumik (Constituency- Tripura West, Tripura), Ramdas Athawale(Rajya Sabha – Maharashtra)