Government has adopted a multi-pronged strategy for overall development of STs across the country, which includes support for education, health, sanitation, water supply, skill development, livelihood, infrastructure, etc. Major part of infrastructure development and provision of basic amenities in tribal areas / regions in the country is carried out through various schemes / programmes of concerned Central Ministries and the State Governments concerned, while the Ministry of Tribal Affairs provides additive to these initiatives by way of plugging critical gaps.
Evaluation of schemes / programmes of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs is done through outside agency / third party and its findings / recommendations have been shared with the concerned States / UTs for rectification / appropriate action. In addition to this, senior officers from the Ministry carry out physical inspection in the States and regional meetings with the State Governments are also held from time to time in order to ensure smooth implementation of schemes / programmes for the tribals.
With a view to ensure transparency and smooth implementation its schemes, a Mechanism of Project Appraisal Committee (PAC) has been introduced by the Ministry for appraisal and approval of projects of States Governments. The Committee is headed by Secretary (Tribal Affairs) with representatives of State Governments, Financial Adviser, NITI Aayog, etc. Based on feedback received during the meetings, project proposals are fine-tuned accordingly.
This Press Release is based on the information given by the Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on 18.12.2017 (Monday).
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