Project Saksham: The project is for creation of a New Indirect Tax Network (System Integration) of the Central Board of Excise and Customs. The project will help in Implementation of Goods and Services Tax (GST), Extension of the Indian Customs Single Window Interface for Facilitating Trade (SWIFT) and Other taxpayer-friendly initiatives under Digital India and Ease of Doing Business of Central Board of Excise and Customs.
It is the scheme for the socio-economic empowerment of Adolescent Girls and Young women. It seeks to empower the adolescent girls with basic life skills and thereafter provide further opportunities to acquire market driven skill training or completion of secondary education. It has 3 main components – (i) Expanding social, educational and economic opportunities (ii) improve livelihood opportunities by developing participants’ skills (iii) Strengthens women?s participation in local governance. Recently, India signed financing agreement with World Bank for funding of this scheme.