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    Allocation for Welfare of SCs/STs

    Ther Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has developed an online web-portal e-utthaan.gov.in for monitoring of Allocation for Welfare of Scheduled Castes. Similarly, Ministry of Tribal Affairs has developed the online web-portal stcmis.gov.in for monitoring of Allocation for Welfare of Scheduled Tribes.

    As per Statement 10-A of the Budget Document for year 2017-18, allocation for welfare of Scheduled Castes is Rs. 52392.55 crore and allocation for Welfare of Scheduled Tribes is Rs. 31919.51 crore respectively which are 20.20% and 10.74% of the total allocation for Central Sponsored Schemes (CSS) and Centrally Sector Schemes (CSS) of the identified Schemes.

    The Allocations to the different Ministries/Departments are based on a differentiated Ministry/Department-wise earmarking of Plan funds decided in the year 2010 by the erstwhile Planning Commission as per the details below:-

     

     

    Inclusion of Community in ST List

    The Government of India on 15-6-1999 (further amended on 25-6-2002), has laid down the modalities for determining the claims for inclusion in, exclusion from and other modifications in the Orders specifying lists for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. According to these modalities, only those proposals which have been recommended and justified by the concerned State Government / Union Territory Administration and concurred with by the Registrar General of India (RGI) and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) are to be considered for amendment of legislation.

    The criteria presently followed for specification of a community as a Scheduled Tribe are (i) indications of primitive traits, (ii) distinctive culture, (iii) geographical isolation, (iv) shyness of contact with the community at large, and (v) backwardness.

    This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri Sudarshan Bhagat in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 04.01.2018 (Thursday).

     

     

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