The restructured Programme will be implemented as “Pradhan Mantri Jan Vikas Karyakram (PMJVK)” during the remaining period of 14th Finance Commission i.e. upto 2019-20. It will be implemented as a Centrally Sponsored Scheme.
1.1 The PMJVK will continue to support the projects sanctioned under erstwhile Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP) for completion of the sanctioned and ongoing projects.
1.2 The PMJVK will continue to be implemented in MCBs, MCTs and COVs. However, certain number of population and area coverage have been specified for MCTs and COVs.
1.3 A new area for implementation of PMJVK has been included namely Minority Concentration District Headquarters (MCD Hq).
1.4 The PMJVK has used the selected socio-economic, basic amenities and population data of Census 2011 and have identified MCBs, MCTs and MCD Hqs. COVs will be identified by using the backwardness parameters and population data of Census 2011 in consultation with the State government/UT administration concerned.
1.5 The identified areas namely MCBs, MCTs, MCD Hqs and COVs for implementation of PMJVK will be known as Minority Concentration Areas (MCA).
1.6 The PMJVK aims at improving socio-economic conditions of the minorities and providing basic amenities to them for improving quality of life of the people and reducing imbalances in the identified minority concentration areas. The projects to be taken up under PMJVK would be related to creation of infrastructure mainly in the sectors of education, health and skill development, besides innovative schemes for improving the socio-economic and living conditions of minority communities and other communities living in the catchment area.
1.7 The scheme would continue to address the development deficits only in the identified Minority Concentration Areas (MCA) through filling the gaps of existing schemes of Government of India and also through taking non-gap filling projects as innovative projects by providing additional resources.
1.8 To ensure holistic development of the Minority Communities, 80% of the resources under this programme would be utilized for projects related to education, health and Skill of which atleast 33-40% will be earmarked for creation of assets/facilities for women/girls. The above sectors will be the focus areas for the programme.