Flagship Government Schemes RRB NTPC & Group D Exams

As important are other sections for the Railways Exams, so is the General Awareness section. If you keep yourself updated with the current affairs and static GK, this section can help you get an edge in the examination. In this article, we bring to you some Flagship Government Schemes for RRB NTPC & Group D Exams. Read along to learn about all the schemes in detail.

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Flagship Government Schemes (RRB NTPC & Group D Exams) – What are they?

The word “Flagship” associated with the important schemes is derived from the original term ‘flagship’ meaning the most important or prioritized concern of an organization.

Flagship schemes of the government of India are those schemes which are declared so by the union cabinet or the Development Evaluation Advisory Committee (DEAC) of Planning Commission. The list of flagship programs can be modified by the DEAC or the Government from time to time.

These schemes address major national concerns on health, education, environment, irrigation, urban and rural development, employment, and other sectors. As the schemes are of utmost importance, the funding of these schemes is slightly higher than other schemes.

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Some Important Flagship Government Schemes relevant for RRB Exams

Below are given some important flagship government schemes for RRB Exams:

1. Swacch Bharat Abhiyan

Launched on: 2 October 2014

Associated Ministry: Swachh Bharat (Gramin) is operated under the Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation & Swachh Bharat (Urban) is operated under the Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs.

Description: Under the mission, all villages, Gram Panchayats, Districts, States & UTs in India declared themselves “open-defecation free” by 2 October 2019, the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, by constructing over 100 million toilets in rural India. ODF Plus activities under Phase II of Swachh Bharat Mission (Grameen) will reinforce ODF behaviours and focus on providing interventions for the safe management of solid and liquid waste in villages.

2. Digital India Programme

Launched on: 1 July 2015

Associated Ministry: Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology

Description: The key objectives in focus to digitally empower India are: Broadband Highways, Universal Access to Mobile Connectivity, Public Internet Access Programme, E-Governance, E-Kranti (Electronic Delivery of Services), Information for All, Electronic Manufacturing, IT for Jobs and Early Harvest Programmes.

3. Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme

Launched on: 2 February 2006

Associated Ministry: Ministry of Rural Development

Description: The objective of this act is to provide at least 100 days of guaranteed wage employment to every household in a financial year provided any adult member of the household is willing to do unskilled manual work.

4. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan

Launched in: 2000

Associated Ministry: Ministry of Education

Description:  SSA was supported by the 86th amendment in the Indian constitution which made free and compulsory education to children ranging from 6 to 14 years of age a fundamental right.

5. Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission

Launched on: 3 December 2005

Associated Ministry: Ministry of Urban Development

Description:  In 2015, the scheme was succeeded by Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation. As per this scheme, there will be housing for all by 2022.

6. Pradhan Mantri Suraksha Bima Yojana

Launched on: May 2015

Associated Ministry: Ministry of finance

Description:  The objective of this scheme is to provide affordable insurance cover for poor and underprivileged people in the age group of 18 to 70 years.

7. Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana

Launched in: August 2014

Associated Ministry: Ministry of Finance

Description:  The aim of this scheme is to make affordable access to financial services including bank accounts, remittances, credit, insurance, and pensions. Under this scheme, nearly 1.5 crore bank accounts were opened on the day of inauguration. The achievement was also recognised by the Guinness Book of World Records.

8. Beti Bachao Beti Padhao

Launched in: 2015

Associated Ministry: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

Description: The scheme aims at preventing female foeticide and generating awareness for the same. The scheme also aims at improving the efficiency of welfare services intended for girls.

9. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana

Launched in: 2015

Associated Ministry: Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship

Description:  The objective of this Skill Certification Scheme is to enable a large number of Indian youths to take up industry-relevant skill training that will help them in securing a better livelihood.

10. Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

Launched in: August 2007

Associated Ministry: Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare

Description:  The Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana was introduced with an aim to provide support to the agricultural sector in achieving 4% annual agriculture growth. It was later rebranded as Remunerative Approaches for Agriculture and Allied sector Rejuvenation (RAFTAAR) to be implemented for three years till 2019-20.

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11. PM-KISAN (Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi) Scheme

Launched on: 1 February 2019

Associated Ministry: Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers’ Welfare

Description:  Pradhan Mantri Kisan Sammann Nidhi is an initiative by the government of India in which all farmers will get up to Rs 6,000 per year as minimum income support.

12. Aatma Nirbhar Bharat

Launched in: May 2020

Associated Ministry: Ministry of Finance

Description:  Announced the Special economic and comprehensive package of Rs. 20 lakh crores – equivalent to 10% of India’s GDP – to fight COVID-19 pandemic in India.

13. PM Garib Kalyan Yojana (PMGKY)

Launched in: December 2016

Associated Ministry: Ministry of Finance

Description:  Over 80 crore poor people are to be provided free food grains till November 2020 – 5kg of wheat/rice and 1 Kg of pulses per family.

14. Pilgrimage Rejuvenation & Spirituality Augmentation Drive (PRASAD) Scheme

Launched in: 2015

Associated Ministry: Ministry of Tourism

Description:   PRASAD scheme is aimed at the integrated development of pilgrimage destinations in a prioritised, planned, and sustainable manner in order to provide a complete religious tourism experience.

15. Ayushman Bharat Scheme

Launched on: 2018

Associated Ministry: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

Description:  Ayushman Bharat is an integrated approach comprising health insurance and primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare. Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PM-JAY), and Health and Wellness Centres (HWCs) are its components.

16. Atal Bhujal Yojana – Jal Jeevan Mission

Launched on: December 2019

Associated Ministry: Ministry of Jal Shakti

Description:  The objective of the program was to lay emphasis on the recharge of groundwater resources and improve the exploitation of the groundwater resources, with the involvement of people at the local level. The World Bank will provide 50 percent of the total cost as a loan for Atal Bhujal Yojana.

17. Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana (PMMY)

Launched on: April 2015

Associated Ministry: Ministry of Finance

Description:  Mudra Yojana aims to enable Micro Finance Institutions (MFIs), Non-Banking financial institutions/Companies (NBFCs), Small Finance Banks, RBRs, Commercial Banks, Cooperative Banks, etc. to provide Low Rate Loans to eligible entities.

18. Make in India

Launched on: 25 September 2014

Associated Ministry: Ministry of Commerce and Industry

Description:  This scheme is intended to boost the domestic manufacturing sector and also augment investment into the country.

19. Pradhan Mantri Fasal Bima Yojana

Launched on: 13 January 2016

Associated Ministry: Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare

Description:  There will be a uniform premium of only 2% to be paid by farmers for all Kharif crops and 1.5% for all Rabi crops. In the case of annual commercial and horticultural crops, the premium to be paid by farmers will be only 5%.

20. Atal Pension Yojana

Launched on: 9 May 2015

Associated Ministry: Ministry of Finance

Description:  It is mainly focused on providing old age security to the unorganised workers who are not covered under any of the social security schemes.

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Points to be noted while studying schemes

  • Learn the launch year, associated ministry, and the objective of the scheme.
  • There are chances that the scheme might be revamped or renamed or extended to some more years. Follow up on the news related to that.
  • Ministries will release the status of the schemes. Always note down the milestones. Example: Bank accounts opened under Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana crosses the 40-crore mark in 2020 August.
  • The budget allocation for the important schemes might be one question in your exams.


Kick start your preparation with Oliveboard mock tests. Attempting at the least 15-20 Mock Tests for any exam is recommended for an aspirant. Attempting more and more mocks will help to strategies the questions. The newspapers are the most important aspect of schemes/ government programs. Recent schemes in News can be asked in exams. Chart out your preparation timetable and follow it strictly.

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