ALSO READRs. 39,135 crore allocated under STC for the welfare of Scheduled Tribes for the year 2018-19 Nearly 20 pc reduction in budget for metro projects Budget pegs 15% more subsidies on food, fuel, fertilisers Govt expects Rs 48,661.42 cr from telecom sector in FY19 MFs' AUM drops by Rs 21,000 cr to Rs 22.2 lakh cr in Feb
Allocation and expenditure under the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP), now called Scheduled Tribe Component (STC) has been going up in successive years. A total of 35 various Union Ministries and departments utilised Rs. 62947.82 crore during last three years 2014-15 to 2016-17. During 2014-2015, Rs. 19920.72 crore was spent while during 2015-2016, Rs.21216.54 crore and during 2016-2017, Rs. 21810.56 crore spent. During 2014-2015, the School Education and Literacy department has utilised Rs. 4707.15 crore which is highest amongst the various stakeholders followed by Tribal Affairs Rs 3832.20 and Rural Development Rs.3314.27.
During 2015-2016 and 2016-2017, Ministry of Tribal Affairs has spent highest amount of Rs. 4472.26 core and 4793.96 crore respectively followed by School Education and Literacy Department (4287.24 crore and 4343.98 crore respectively) in TSP.
Allocation of Business Rules (ABR) has been amended in January, 2017 whereby Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) has been given mandate for monitoring of Scheduled Tribal Component (STC) funds of Central Ministries based on the framework and mechanism designed by NITI Aayog.
An online monitoring system has been put in place by the Ministry with web address http://stcmis.gov.in since 2017. The framework envisages monitoring of allocations for welfare of STs under the schemes, monitoring of expenditure vis-vis allocations, monitoring of physical performance and outcome monitoring. Further, nodal officer has been nominated in the line Ministries / Departments for coordination and monitoring. Ministry / Department-wise performance shall be reviewed jointly by MoTA and NITI Aayog.
Implementation of Schemes under Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) is the sole responsibility of the respective Central Ministries / Departments and State Government.
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