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Schemes Inaugurated by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment On May 6th,2015

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Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Union Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment inaugurated the  programmes “Commercial Motor Driving Training Programme with Self Defense Skills for Women” and “Credit Enhancement Guarantee Scheme for Scheduled Castes”, here today in New Delhi.

Commercial Motor Driving Training Programme with Self Defense Skills for Women”  to be organized by National Safai Karamcharis Finance & Development Corporation (NSKFDC) and  on the other hand“Credit Enhancement Guarantee Scheme for Scheduled Castes” to be implemented by IFCI Ltd

“Commercial Motor Driving Training Programme with Self Defense Skills for Women”  

About the Programme :

  • Providing Commercial Motor Driving Training with Self Defense Skills” for 250 women organised by NSKFDC.
  • It will meet the objective of women social & economic empowerment by creating job/self employment opportunities for these women, belonging to the families of Safai Karamcharis.
  • The Self Defense Skills being taught during the training, will provide self confidence not only among these women drivers, but would also give a sense of security to the women passengers, particularly, those who have to travel at odd hours.
  • The programme is of utmost importance keeping in view the increasing incidents of eve-teasing, molestation, rapes, etc
  • The Minister appreciated the initiative of NSKFDC, as it serves the twin purpose of security for women and their economic empowerment, which is the foremost priority for the Government.

About NSKFDC :

  • Full Form : National Safai Karamcharis Finance and Development Corporation
  • Set up in January 1997 as a non profit company under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India
  • Objective : To empower the Scavengers, Safai Karamcharis and their dependents to break away their traditional occupation, depressed social condition and poverty and leverage them to work their own way up the social and economic ladder with dignity and pride.
  • Headquarters : New Delhi.


                          ” Credit Enhancement Guarantee Scheme for Scheduled Castes “

About the Programme :

  • A sum of Rs.200 crores has been  allocated towards Credit Enhancement Guarantee for young and start-up entrepreneurs, belonging to Scheduled Castes, who aspire to be part of middle class category, with an objective to encourage entrepreneurship in the lower strata of the Society resulting in job creation besides creating confidence in Scheduled Castes.
  • Allocation is under Social Sector Initiatives in order to promote entrepreneurship among the scheduled castes and to facilitate concessional finance to them.
  • Young and start-up entrepreneurs belonging to Scheduled Castes can avail this facility in large numbers.
  • This scheme is to be implemented by IFCI,ltd.


About IFCI :

  • Full Form : Industrial Finance Corporation of India
  • An Indian government owned development bank to cater to the long-term finance needs of the industrial sector.
  • First Development Financial Institution established by the Indian government after independence in the year 1948.
  • Objective  :  The main objective of IFCI is to provide medium and long term financial assistance to large scale industrial undertakings, particularly when ordinary bank accommodation does not suit the undertaking or finance cannot be profitably raised by the concerned by the issue of shares.
  • Headquarters  : New Delhi.