Government Schemes and Programs

Prime Minister’s Office – Schemes and Programs

Prime Minister’s Office

About Ministry

  • The Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) consists of the immediate staff of the Prime Minister of India, as well as multiple levels of support staff reporting to the Prime Minister.
  • The PMO provides secretarial assistance to the Prime Minister. It is headed by the Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. The PMO includes the anti-corruption unit and the public wing dealing with grievances. The office houses the Prime Minister and few selected officers of Indian Civil Service who work with him to manage and coordinate government and his office. The Prime Minister through his office coordinates with all ministers in the central union cabinet, minister of independent charges and governors and ministers of state government.
  • The Prime Minister has traditionally been the Minister-in-charge of the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and the Departments of Space and Atomic Energy.
  • Some of the important matters that require the Prime Minister’s personal attention include the following:
    1. Important defence-related issues;
    2. Decorations, both civilian and defence, where Presidential approval is required;
    3. All important policy issues;
    4. Proposals for appointment of Indian Heads of Missions abroad and requests for grant of agreement for foreign Heads of Missions posted to India;
    5. All important decisions relating to the Cabinet Secretariat;
    6. Appointments to State Administrative Tribunals and the Central Administrative Tribunal, UPSC, Election Commission, Appointment of members of statutory/constitutional Committees, Commissions attached to various Ministries;
    7. All policy matters relating to the administration of the Indian Administrative Service and other Civil Services and administrative reforms;
    8. Special Packages announced by the Prime Minister for States are monitored in the PMO and periodical reports submitted to Prime Minister etc.

Prime Minister’s Office Schemes and Programs, PRO-ACTIVE GOVERNANCE AND TIMELY IMPLEMENTATION (PRAGATI), PM National Relief fund, National Defence Fund etc.



    • Addressing common man’s grievances, and simultaneously monitoring and reviewing important programmes and projects of the Government of India as well as projects flagged by State Governments
Salient Features
    • A multi-purpose and multi-modal platform that uniquely bundles three latest technologies:
      • Digital data management,
      • video-conferencing and
      • Geo-spatial technology.
    • A three-tier system comprising of PMO, Union Government Secretaries, and Chief Secretaries of the States
    • It ensures cooperative federalism as it brings on one stage the Secretaries of Government of India and the Chief Secretaries of the States.
    • It will strengthen and re-engineer the data bases of the CPGRAMS for grievances, Project Monitoring Group (PMG) and the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation.
    • It is not a public web platform.





Objectives & Features


National Defence Fund


  • It is used for the welfare of the members of the Armed Forces (including Para Military Forces) and their dependents.
  • The Fund is administered by an Executive Committee, with PM as Chairperson, and Defence, Finance and Home Ministers as Members.
  • Finance Minister is the Treasurer of the Fund. Accounts of the Fund are kept with the Reserve Bank of India.
  • The fund is entirely dependent on voluntary contributions from the public and does not get any budgetary support.

PM National Relief fund



  • It was set up in 1948 to assist displaced persons from Pakistan. Now it is used for people in certain difficult circumstances
  • It also provides assistance to partially defray the expenses for medical treatment like heart surgeries, cancer treatment and acid attack etc.
  • The fund consists entirely of public contributions and does not get any budgetary support.
  • The corpus of the fund is invested with scheduled commercial banks in various forms.
  • Disbursements are made with the approval of the Prime Minister.
  • PMNRF has not been constituted by the Parliament.
  • The fund is recognized as a Trust under the Income Tax Act and the same is managed by Prime Minister or multiple delegates for national causes.
  • Contributions towards PMNRF are notified for 100% deduction from taxable income under section 80(G) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

Project Monitoring Group



  • It is an institutional mechanism for resolving a variety of issues including fast tracking the approvals for large Public, Private and Public–Private Partnership (PPP) Projects.
  • A Project Proponent with an anticipated investment of Rs. 1000 crore in case of domestic investments and Rs. 500 crore in case of FDI projects and facing delays in obtaining approvals from the public authorities, can upload any issue on the PMG’s e-suvidha portal
  • Projects with anticipated investment less than the above monetary threshold can be uploaded on the PMG portals of the respective State Governments where such projects are located.




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