A nother UPA scheme maybe rechristened, with the BJP government looking to "reform" the popular programme that posts young professionals in rural areas for better implementation of public projects.
Union rural development ministry is learnt to be revising the Prime Minister's Rural Development Fellows scheme (PMRDF).
Designed as a two-way street, PMRDF provides an opening to experts who want to play a role in social change by helping the government with technical expertise from private sector in its welfare projects. The fellows are put under the command of district magistrates who preside over development across the country while being indispensable cogs in rural areas. Launched in 2012, two batches of PMRD fellows - 156 and 160 - were posted in 84 Integrated Action Plan (Naxal-affected) districts....Read more
Source web page:Times of India