The paradox of public benefit schemes in India

Lakhotia, Shanantu

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Every country in the world has created some sort of scheme for the benefit of underprivileged citizens; this is also the case in India. However, what can now be observed is that the simple creation of these schemes is not enough as the main problems lie in proper implementation. A peculiar situation exists in India wherein the supposed recipients of a governmentally-formed and constitutionally backed public beneficiary schemes are often not aware of the existence of such aids and are thus not able to make full use of these reliefs so as to improve their ragged conditions. This paper will try to demonstrate that only by educating the intended recipients of beneficiary schemes can we achieve an improvement in the delivery of public services as well as a significant advance in the conditions of underprivileged citizens.

Document type: Article
Publisher: South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF)
Place of Publication: Brussels
Date: 2017
Version: Secondary publication
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2021 11:53
Faculties / Institutes: Miscellaneous > Individual person
DDC-classification: Political science
"Social services; association"
Controlled Keywords: Indien, Sozialpolitik, Sozialhilfe, Gemeinwohl
Uncontrolled Keywords: Indien, öffentlicher Dienst, öffentlich geförderte Programme, staatliche Beihilfen, unterprivilegierte Bürger, Zugang, Umsetzung, Bildung / India, public service, public beneficiary schemes, government aids, underprivileged citizens, access, implementation, education
Subject (classification): Politics
Countries/Regions: India
Series: Themen > SADF Focus
Volume: 34