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PM CARES for Children Scheme

  • Published
    11th Oct, 2021

GS-II: Polity & Governance

  • Governance

The Ministry of Women and Child Development has recently issued the detailed guidelines for PM CARES for Children Scheme.

Prelims question:

Which of the following statements regarding PM CARES for Children Scheme are correct?

  1. It aims to provide monthly stipend from age of 18 Years & Rs. 10 lakh on attaining the age of 23.
  2. All children under the scheme will be enrolled as a beneficiary under Ayushman Bharat Scheme (PM-JAY) with a health insurance cover of Rs. 5 lakh.
  3. The Scheme is expected to continue till the year when every identified beneficiary shall turn 23 years of age.

Select the correct answer using the code given below:

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Mains Question:

Lack of transparency in PM CARES fund is a reason for increasing mistrust in its usage. Critically analyse. (150 Words)


  • Introduce by giving a definition of PM CARES fund
  • Enumerate the issues associated with the fund
  • Enumerate the usage of PM CARES fund
  • Way Forward and Conclusion

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