Include wastepickers for the proposed pension programme

  To   Shri Thaawar Chand Gehlot Honourable Minister of Social Justice & Empowerment Government of India. Subject: Inclusion of wastepickers for the proposed pension programme to be announced on 125th anniversary of Baba Saheb Ambedkar Dear Sir, We acknowledge and are grateful for your ministry’s initiative to include children of wastepickers in the scholarship … Continue reading Include wastepickers for the proposed pension programme

117 Children of Wastepickers Receive Scholarships Issued by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

117 children of wastepickers in Bangalore receive scholarships worth INR 216,450.  The scholarship programme is initiated by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment at the Union Government level and is extended to all pre-matriculation students- children of parents engaged in ‘unclean occupation’. When the scholarship programme was rolled out, government didn’t include wastepicking as an … Continue reading 117 Children of Wastepickers Receive Scholarships Issued by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment