The allocation for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes have been worked out keeping the percentage of allocation by the Ministries/Departments prescribed as per the guidelines of Dr. Narendra Jadhav Committee constituted by the erstwhile Planning Commission. As per the Expenditure Budget Statement 2017-18, an amount of Rs. 52392.55 crore and Rs. 31919.5 crore has been allocated under the Allocation for Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Allocation for Welfare of Scheduled Tribes which is 20.20% and 10.74% respectively of the total allocation for Centrally Sponsored Schemes and Centrally Sector Schemes of the identified schemes of the identified Ministries/Departments.
This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Ramdas Athawale in a written reply in Rajya Sabha today.
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