Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK) seeks to support states/UTs to provide better socio economic infrastructure facilities to the minority communities particularly in the field of education, health & skill development which would further lead to lessening of the gap between the national average and the minority communities with regard to backwardness parameters.
The erstwhile Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) has been restructured and renamed as Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram for effective implementation since 2018.
The revised PMJVK has been approved by the Government for continuation over the 15th Finance Commission Cycle i.e., during FY 2021-22 to 2025-26.
MsDP is a special area development scheme designed to address the 'development deficits' seen in Minority Concentration Districts. MsDP has been identified as one of the Core of the Core Schemes under National Development Agenda in the Report of the Sub-Group of Chief Ministers on Rationalization of Centrally Sponsored Schemes, which was constituted by NITI Aayog.
The programme was launched in the year 2008-09 in 90 identified Minority Concentration Districts (MCDs) having at least 25% minority population and below national average with respect to one or both of the backwardness parameters with the objective of developing assets for socio-economic and basic amenities. The MCDs were identified on the basis of census 2001 data. The programme continued during 11th Five Year Plan.
The MsDP was restructured in June 2013 for implementation during 12th Five Year Plan and the area of implementation was replaced by Minority Concentration Blocks (MCB), Minority Concentration Towns (MCT) and Clusters of Villages. Total MCBs - 710, MCTs - 66 in 196 Districts of 27 States/UTs. During 2017-18, areas covered under PMJVK were increased to 308 Districts in 33 States/ UTs. From 2022-23, the Revised PMJVK Scheme will now be implemented in all Districts of the Country including all the Aspirational Districts. States/ UTs can propose infrastructure projects in the identified areas where the concentration of minority population is more than 25% in the catchment area (15 KM radius).
MsDP was designed primarily to address the developmental gaps/deficits in identified backward minority concentration areas by topping up of existing Centrally Sponsored Schemes of various Central ministries/departments without any change in the norms, guidelines and the funding pattern.
The projects considered were additional class rooms, laboratories, school buildings, hostels, toilets, buildings for Polytechnics, ITIs, Community Health Centres, Primary Health Centres / Sub-centres, Anganwadi Centres, Rural Housing etc.
In addition to gap filling projects, MsDP also provided for taking up innovative projects which are not covered by any of the existing CSS of various ministries and these are funded in the ratio of 60:40 and for NE and Hilly States at 90:10 between the Centre and States. This includes Sadbhav Mandap, Market shed etc.
PMJVK will support the State/UTs in creating infrastructure to improve the quality of life of people and reduce the imbalances in the identified minority concentration areas to be at par with the rest of the country.
As far as PMJVK is concerned, the communities notified as minority communities under Section 2 (c) of the National Com mission for Minorities Act, 1992 would be taken as Minority Communities. At present 6 (six) communities namely Muslims, Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains have been notified as Minority Communities under Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992.
The Programme aims to address development deficits in the identified minority concentration areas. The identification of minority concentration areas has been done on the basis of presence of substantial population of notified Minority Communities based on Census, 2011.
The revised PMJVK will be implemented in all districts of the country including all the Aspirational Districts. The projects under PMJVK will be proposed in any area where the concentration of minority population is more than 25% in the catchment area (15 KM radius).
The PMJVK scheme provides funds to the states/UTs on sharing pattern for only infrastructure projects. Land is to be provided free of cost by the State Government/ UT Administration / Central Government Organisation and the concerned organisation has to bear the recurring / maintenance expenditure also, which is not covered under the PMJVK scheme.
The funding pattern for the projects approved under PMJVK with effect from 2022-23 will be as follows:
To access the complete scheme guidelines, click here
For online application, click here.
Source : Ministry of Minority Affairs
Last Modified : 11/15/2023
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