The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved continuance of 8 existing schemes of the Ministry of Home Affairs up to March 2020 for relief and rehabilitation of migrants and repatriates under the umbrella scheme, ‘Relief and Rehabilitation of Migrants and Repatriates’.
The Cabinet meeting took place under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The schemes will provide relief and rehabilitation assistance to the refugees, displaced persons, civilian victims of terrorist and communal violence and cross border firing and mine blasts on Indian territory and riot victims of various incidents, etc.
The 8 schemes approved for continuance are already in operation, and the benefits under each will be extended to intended beneficiaries in accordance with the approved criterion.
The schemes include Central Assistance for one-time settlement of displaced families from Pak-occupied Jammu and Kashmir (PoJK) and Chhamb settled in the State of Jammu & Kashmir; rehabilitation package and up-gradation of infrastructure of the Bangladeshi enclaves and Cooch Behar district after transfer of enclaves between India and Bangladesh under Land Boundary Agreement; relief assistance to Sri Lankan refugees staying in camps in Tamil Nadu and Odisha.
The schemes also include Grant-in-Aid to Central Tibetan Relief Committee (CTRC) for five years for administrative and social welfare expenses of Tibetan settlements; grant-in-aid to Government of Tripura for maintenance of Brus lodged in relief camps of Tripura; rehabilitation of Bru and Reang families from Tripura to Mizoram; grant of enhanced relief of Rs 5 lakh per deceased person, who died during 1984 anti-Sikh riots and Central scheme for assistance to civilian victims and family of victims of terrorist violence and cross-border firing.
The financial implication for this purpose is Rs 3183 crore for the period 2017-18 to 2019-20. The year-wise phasing of the scheme will be Rs 911 crore in 2017-18, Rs 1372 crore in 2018-19 and Rs 900 crore in 2019-2020.