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Task Force to review guidelines for spl component plan for SCs

A task force has been set up to review Planning Commission`s guidelines for implementation of a special component plan for scheduled castes.



New Delhi: A task force has been set up to
review Planning Commission`s guidelines for implementation of
a special component plan for scheduled castes as a large
number of union ministries and departments are not earmarking
funds required under it.
As per guidelines, all Central ministries and departments
are required to earmark funds from the total plan outlay in
proportion of scheduled caste population to the total
population, Minister of State for Social Justice and
Empowerment D Napoleon told the Lok Sabha in a written reply.
"A large number of Central ministries and departments are
not earmarking funds under scheduled castes special component
plan (SCSP) as per the planning commission guidelines," he
said, adding that a task force has been constituted to
re-examine and revise the "extant" guidelines.

PTI

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