Allocation for Welfare of Scheduled Castes

The government is committed to the upliftment and development of all the weaker sections of society, particularly the scheduled castes. As part of the socioeconomic and financial inclusion strategy of the Government to ensure that all segments of the society, particularly the Scheduled castes, are benefited. The Government allocates funds across Ministries/ Departments for different schemes where targeted financial and physical benefits can accrue to the Scheduled Castes. The allocation under the scheme of welfare of Scheduled Castes deals with this matter across Ministries through earmarking of a certain percentage of funds exclusively for welfare of Scheduled Castes.

Budget Accouncement

"Our Government is giving special importance to implementation of the schemes for welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Minorities. The allocation for the welfare of Scheduled Castes has been stepped up from Rs. 38,833 crores in BE 2016-17 to Rs. 52,392.55 crores in 2017-18, representing an increase of about 35%." The Government will introduce outcome based monitoring of expenditure in these sectors by the NITI Aayog.

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