Employment & Welfare Schemes (Part 3) – Old Year Questions

201. ‘National Social Assistance Programme’ is aimed at :

(a) Insurance for poor
(b) Old age pension for very poor
(c) Financial support to Scheduled Castes and Tribes
(d) All of the above

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl.) (Pre) 2008]


202. Consider the following statements with reference to the Indira Gandhi National Old Age Pension Scheme (IGNOAPS):
1. All persons of 60 years or above belonging to the households below poverty line in rural areas are eligible.
2. The Central Assistance under this scheme is at the rate of Rs. 300 per month per beneficiary. Under the scheme, States have been urged to give matching amounts.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2008]


203. The objective of ‘Minimum Needs Programme’ is to provide the infrastructure to :

(a) Urban Population
(b) Rural Population
(c) Rural-Urban Population
(d) Tribal Population

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1996]


204. The concept of the ‘Minimum Needs program’ is synonymous with which one of the following?

(a) Antyodaya approach
(b) Freedom from hunger approach
(c) Investment in human approach
(d) Infrastructure development approach

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) (Spl.) 2004, R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1992]


205. Which one of the following is not under the Minimum Needs Programme?

(a) Rural Water Supply
(b) Social Forestry
(c) Rural Education
(d) Improvement of urban slums

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2013]


206. Which of the following is not a measure of reducing inequalities?

(a) Minimum Needs Programme
(b) Liberalization of the economy
(c) Taxation
(d) Land reforms

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2006, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2009]


207. Time span of ‘Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana’ is :

(a) 2014 – 2021
(b) 2014 – 2024
(c) 2015 – 2022
(d) 2015 – 2025

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


208. Government of India has launched a scheme of ‘Housing for all’ by the year :

(a) 2023
(b) 2020
(c) 2021
(d) 2022

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) (Re-Exam) 2013]


209. The salient feature of Indira Awas Yojana is :

(a) Construction of ten lakh houses
(b) Liberation of bonded laborers
(c) Providing awas to SC at a cheaper cost
(d) Centre’s allocation of ten crore rupees

[R.A.S. / R.T.S. (Pre) 1994]


210. ‘Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY)’ which was started in 2011 has been granted an extension till :

(a) 2016
(b) 2020
(c) 2021
(d) 2022

[J.P.S.C. (Pre) 2016]


211. The main objective of Rajiv AwasYojana (RAY) is :

(a) to provide free houses to BPL families
(b) to provide free houses to SC/ST families
(c) to provide interest-free loans for the construction of houses in rural areas
(d) slum-free India

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2012]


212. Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) targets to :

(a) Housing for rural poor
(b) Slum free India
(c) Arrangement of a hostel for poor students
(d) Arrangement of night-shelter in villages

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Spl.) (Mains) 2010]


213. When the Kendriya Vidyalayas were established?

(a) 1963
(b) 1964
(c) 1961
(d) 1965

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1999]


214. Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya Yojana was started in :

(a) 2004
(b) 2010
(c) 2005
(d) 2012

[U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2016]


215. UNO has fixed the target for ‘Education for All’ till the year

(a) 2012
(b) 2015
(c) 2018
(d) 2020

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl.) (Pre) 2004]


216. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan for universalization of elementary education was launched by the Government of India in the year :

(a) 1996
(b) 2001
(c) 2006
(d) 2011

[U.P.P.S.C. (R.I.) 2014]


217. The aim of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan is to make elementary education available to all by the year :

(a) 2007
(b) 2008
(c) 2009
(d) 2010

[U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2004]


218. Which one of the following age groups is eligible for enrolment under ‘Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan’?

(a) 4 – 12 years
(b) 6 – 14 years
(c) 5 – 15 years
(d) 5 – 16 years

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2016, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2015, U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl.) (Pre) 2008, U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2006]


219. In the latest Union Budget (2006-07), the allocation for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan in crore rupees is-

(a) 15,341
b) 10,041
(c) 8,746
(d) 7,156

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2005]


220. The focus of Saakshar Bharat Programme is on :

(a) Female literacy
(b) Male literacy
(c) Infant literacy
(d) Secondary education

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2015]


221. The Right to Education Act, of 2009 aims at making free and compulsory education a right for children up to:

(a) Elementary level
(b) Secondary level
(c) Higher Secondary level
(d) Graduation level

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2015]


222. According to a policy decision taken by the Central Government, the Centre will bear what percentage of expenditure effectively under the right of children to get free education?

(a) 64 %
(b) 65 %
(c) 67 %
(d) 68 %

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl.) (Pre) 2008]


223. Which one of the following is not a social development program of Indian Government?

(a) Mid-day Meal Scheme
(b) Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
(c) Look East Policy
(d) Rural Health Mission

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2015]


224. Mid-day Meal Scheme was launched in 1995 to promote :

(a) Adult literacy
(b) Universalization of primary education
(c) Secondary education
(d) None of the above

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2008]


225. ‘Mid-day Meal’ scheme was started in the year :

(a) 1995
(b) 1996
(c) 1997
(d) 1998

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2006]


226. When was the National Programme of Nutritional Support to Primary Education launched?

(a) 1995
(b) 2004
(c) 2007
(d) 2010

[U.P. P.C.S (Mains) 2016]


227. Mid-day Meal Scheme is financed and managed by :

(a) Food and Civil Supply Department of State Governments
(b) Department of Consumer Affairs and Welfare
(c) Ministry of Programme implementation
(d) Ministry of Human Resource Development

[U.P.P.C.S (Pre) 2010]


228. In Uttar Pradesh, the Mid-day Meal program was started in the year :

(a) 1985
(b) 1990
(c) 1995
(d) 1997

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


229. Which of the following does not initiate and organize the Mid-day Meal Scheme?

(a) School Management
(b) Panchayati Raj Institution
(c) Self Help Groups
(d) Contractor

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2013]


230. Akshay Patra Foundation in India is associated with :

(a) Mid-day meal for primary school students
(b) Nutrition for rural pregnant women
(c) Nutrition for rural children
(d) Nutrition for rural old people

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2015]


231. Adamya Chetna Trust, Havells India Limited, Hindustan Zinc Limited and DCSL Kota (Shriram Group) etc. are corporate trusts. They are related to :

(a) Production of handicrafts and industrial goods
(b) Mid-Day Meal Programme
(c) Infrastructure development in Rajasthan
(d) Special Economic Zone in Rajasthan

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2008]


232. In Uttar Pradesh when ‘Go to School Campaign’ for primary education was started ?

(a) In the Year 1999
(b) In the Year 2000
(c) In the Year 2001
(d) In the Year 2002

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


233. Kalp Yojana is related to :

(a) Primary Education
(b) Secondary Education
(c) Higher Education
(d) Technical Education

[U.P. U.D.A/L.D.A. (Pre) 2001]


234. Kalp Yojana is a –

(a) Health Plan
(b) Educational Plan
(c) House Construction Plan
(d) Tax Dispute Resolution Plan

[U.P.P.S.C. (GIC) 2010]


235. Consider the following statements and find out the correct answer using the code given below :
Assertion (A): In Uttar Pradesh, ‘Shiksha Mitra Yojana’ provides an opportunity to village youth to serve their own village education.
Reason (R): Its purpose is to maintain the teacher-student ratio according to norms.
Codes :

(a) Both (A) and (R) are true, and (R) is the correct explanation of (A).
(b) Both (A) and (R) are true, but (R) is not the correct explanation of (A).
(c) (A) is true, but (R) is false.
(d) (A) is false, but (R) is true.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2012]


236. District Primary Education Programme was initiated in the year :

(a) 1991
(b) 1994
(c) 1996
(d) 1999

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2004]


237. Prarambhik Shiksha Kosh (PSK) was constituted in 2005 to receive the proceeds of the :

(a) Donations from the Public and NGOs
(b) Revenues generated by Gram Sabhas for the development of primary education
(c) Education cess imposed by the Centre
(d) Contribution from the World Bank for the development of primary education

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2005]


238. Operation Black Board is related to :

(a) Rural Education
(b) Adult Education
(c) Urban Education
(d) Primary Education

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1993]


239. In India, the ‘Inclusive Education for the Disabled at Secondary Stage’ scheme launched in the year 2009-10 is being provided under :

(a) Saakshar Bharat
(b) Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan
(c) Rashtriya Madhyamik Siksha Abhiyan
(d) Skill India Programme

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2016]


240. Match List-I with List-II and select the correct answer from the codes given below :
List-I List-II
A. Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan 1. 1987
B. Sakshar Bharat Mission 2. 1988
C. Operation Black Board 3. 2001
D. National Literacy Mission 4. 2009
Code :

(a) 3 4 1 2
(b) 4 3 2 1
(c) 1 2 3 4
(d) 1 2 4 3

[U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2013, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2014]


241. Andragogy is the name for :

(a) Adult Education
(b) A method of crop sowing in agricultural science
(c) A wild shrub
(d) Juvenile delinquent

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2006]


242. The objective of starting the RUDSET Institute is :

(a) Extend credit by banks for rural development
(b) Construction of cement roads in rural areas
(c) Provide skills and entrepreneurship training to unemployed rural youth to set up their own enterprise
(d) To create opportunities in the service sector

[R.A.S./R.T.S.(Pre) 2007]


243. Recently (in 2013) the term ‘Roshni’ was in the news. It is related to :

(a) Cataract eradication program
(b) Skill development and training program for tribal youths
(c) Skill development program for tribal women
(d) An NGO working for the upliftment of slum workers

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2013]


244. The program announced by the Prime Minister for the welfare of minorities in India is called :

(a) Antyodaya programme
(b) Prime Minister Rozgar Yojana
(c) 15 point programme
(d) 20 point programme

[Chhattisgarh P.C.S. (Pre) 2008]


245. The ‘Nalanda Project’ is a program of which of the following ministries?

(a) Ministry of Culture
(b) Ministry of Human Resource Development
(c) Ministry of Minority Affairs
(d) Ministry of External Affairs

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2014, U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) (Re-exam) 2015]


246. With reference to the funds under the Members of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS), which of the following statements is correct?
1. MPLADS funds must be used to create durable assets like physical infrastructure for health, education, etc.
2. A specified portion of each MP’s fund must benefit SC/ST populations.
3. MPLADS funds are sanctioned on a yearly basis and the unused funds cannot be carried forward to the next year.
4. The district authority must inspect at least 10% of all works under implementation every year.
Select the correct answer using the code given below:

(a) 1 and 2 only”
(b) 3 and 4 only
(c) 1, 2, and 3 only
(d) 1, 2, and 4 only

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2020]


247. Which program was launched on 11th October 2014, the birth anniversary of Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan?

(a) Swachh Bharat Mission
(b) Digital India
(c) Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana
(d) Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

[M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2015]


248. The year 1981 was celebrated as the International Year of :

(a) Disabled
(b) Blind
(c) Shelter for homeless
(d) Women

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1994]


249. World Literacy Day is celebrated on :

(a) October 10
(b) December 20
(c) November 6
(d) September 8

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1993]


250. Women’s Day is celebrated on :

(a) 8 March
(b) 14 February
(c) 10 May
(d) 2 October

[42nd B.P.S.C. (Pre) 1997, M.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2000, Jharkhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2013]


251. When is Samajik Adhikarita Smriti Divas celebrated?

(a) March 8
(b) March 19
(c) March 20
(d) March 21

[45th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2001]


252. World Consumer Rights Day is celebrated on :

(a) March 13
(b) March 14
(c) March 15
(d) March 16

[45th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2001]


253. In which year the Bonded Labour (Abolition) Act came into force?

(a) 1971
(b) 1975
(c) 1979
(d) 1981

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2002]


254. ‘Bonded Labour Abolition Act’ was passed in :

(a) 1972
(b) 1976
(c) 1982
(d) 1948

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2007]


255. Which among the following causes are responsible for rapid social change in Indian society?
1. Modern Science and Technology
2. Social Planning
3. Population Growth
4. Physical Prosperity
Choose the correct answer from the codes given below :
Code :

(a) 1 and 2
(b) 3 and 4
(c) 1, 2 and 3
(d) 2, 3 and 4

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 2004]


256. What is true for ‘Kurukshetra’s among the following?

(a) It is a theatre company.
(b) It is a lead magazine for rural development.
(c) It is a cultural report of the Central Government.
(d) It is a strategy for urbanizing rural areas.

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2010]


257. The Planning Commission’s expert panel has recently recommended a surcharge on taxable income for the purpose of :

(a) Development of roads
(b) Expansion of education
(c) Providing free healthcare
(d) Providing relief to educated unemployed

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2011]


258. National Children’s Fund was set up in :

(a) 1983
(b) 1980
(c) 1974
(d) 1979

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1993]


259. The National Institute of Rural Development is located in :

(a) New Delhi
(b) Mumbai
(c) Kanpur
(d) Hyderabad

[Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2003]


260. CAPART is associated with :

(a) Computer hardware
(b) Consultancy to increase export
(c) Controlling pollution in large industries
(d) Helping and evaluating rural welfare schemes

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1997]


261. CAPART is an autonomous organization under the:

(a) Ministry of Agriculture
(b) Ministry of Rural Development
(c) Ministry of Industry
(d) Planning Commission

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2006]


262. ‘AADHAAR’ is a program:

(a) to help senior citizens
(b) to provide nutritional support to adolescent women
(c) to provide identity to Indian Residents
(d) to train people for social defense

[U.P.P.C.S (Mains) 2009, U.P.P.C.S. (Spl.) (Mains) 2008]


263. The brand name of 12 digit unique identification number to be assigned to each individual in the country will be :

(a) Pehchan
(b) Maadhyam
(c) Aadhaar
(d) Aabhar

[U.P.P.C.S (Mains) 2009]


264. With which of the following would you associate village Tembhli, which was in the news in September 2010?

(a) Mass suicide of farmers
(b) Project JUGNU
(c) Project Aadhaar
(d) None of these

[U.P. Lower Sub. (Spl.) (Pre) 2008, U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2010]


265. Which one of the following villages is the first Aadhaargaon under the UID scheme?

(a) Belha (Pratapgarh, U.P.)
(b) Jhanjar (Ajmer, Rajasthan)
(c) Shaukatpur (Patna, Bihar)
(d) Tembhli (Nandurbar, Maharashtra)

[U.P.P.C.S. (Mains) 2011]


266. The ‘Vision 2020 for India’ document is related to :

(a) Agricultural Development
(b) Industrial Development
(c) Economic Development
(d) Poverty Removal

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2014, U.P. U.D.A./L.D.A. (Pre) 2001, U.P. Lower Sub. (Pre) 1998]


267. PURA (Providing Urban Amenities to Rural Areas) model was advocated by :

(a) A.P.J. Abdul Kalam
(b) Manmohan Singh
(c) Lal Krishna Advani
(d) Rajiv Gandhi
(e) None of the above/More than one of the above

[64th B.P.S.C. (Pre) 2018,Uttarakhand U.D.A./L.D.A. (Mains) 2007,U.P. P.C.S. (Mains) 2014]


268. Prime Minister’s Shram Awards are given to the employees of :

(a) public sector undertakings of State Governments only.
(b) public sector undertakings of the Central Government only.
(c) public sector undertakings of State and Central Governments only.
(d) public sector undertakings of State and Central Governments and selected manufacturing units of the Private sector.

[U.P. R.O./A.R.O. (Mains) 2013]


269. With reference to the National Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy, 2007, consider the following statements :
1. This policy is applicable only to the persons affected by the acquisition of land for projects and not to the involuntary displacement due to any other reason.
2. This policy has been formulated by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

(a) 1 only
(b) 2 only
(c) Both 1 and 2
(d) Neither 1 nor 2

[I.A.S. (Pre) 2010]


270. The National Institute for the Visually Handicapped is situated at :

(a) Kolkata
(b) Dehradun
(c) Mumbai
(d) Hyderabad

[U.P.P.C.S.(Pre) 2012]


271. The Headquarters of the first University to be established for only physically handicapped persons in India will be at :

(a) Allahabad
(b) Varanasi
(c) Chitrakoot
(d) Ballia

[R.A.S./R.T.S. (Pre) 1998]


272. At which of the following places first Open University established?

(a) Delhi
(b) Andhra Pradesh
(c) Maharashtra
(d) Bhuvneshwar

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 1992]


273. The voluntary institution ‘Tarun Bharat Sangh’ for rural youth is functioning in which of the following States?

(a) Gujarat
(b) Karnataka
(c) Madhya Pradesh
(d) Rajasthan

[U.P.P.C.S. (Pre) 2003]


274. According to National Youth Policy 2014, the youths of which one of the following age groups will be benefitted?

(a) 15-29 Years
(b) 16-28 Years
(c) 15-22 years
(d) 17-28 Years

[Uttarakhand P.C.S. (Pre) 2012]