1.* Neetu Jain, Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Public Administration, Delhi, India (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The mechanism of public policy management involves public policy formulation, implementation and management for various social and economic development aspects. The effectiveness of a successful public policy management is measured in terms of the degree of success in achieving the results for which the policy was formulated. In India, there have been many experiments in the direction of uplifting the downtrodden right from the independence. Somehow, the results of various experiments implemented in this direction have not been a expected leaving many lacunae in bringing qualitative improvements. Recently, the government launched PMJDY as a strong weapon to fight for the cause of poor and thereby bring down the degree of poverty to a greater extent. The scheme seems to be unique in many ways such as, a comprehensive approach, provision of social security, exclusive arrangements for credit, linking various benefits through IT etc. The primary performance of the scheme indicates certain positive signs towards the goals.
In this paper an attempt is made to take snap short of the missing links in implementing certain experiments for bringing economically weaker sections above the poverty line, analyzing the unique features of PMJDY and finally raising some issues where policy makers should think beyond PMJDY.
PMJDY, public policy, poverty, social security, inter linkages.
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