Specific Allocations to be Earmarked towards SC Sub-Plan and ST Sub-Plan
Allocation for Primitive Tribal Groups Increased
A New Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for SC/ST Students Announced
The Union Finance Minister Shri Pranab Mukherjee while presenting the
Union Budget for 2011-12 has announced that specific allocations are
being earmarked towards Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan and Tribal Sub-Plan
for the first time in the Budget for 2011-12. These will be shown in
the Budget of the relevant Ministries and Departments under separate
minor heads of account.
Referring to the allocation for primitive tribal groups, the Finance
Minister announced that it is being increased from Rs.185 crore in
2010-11 to Rs.244 crore in 2011-12.
Emphasising that empowerment flows from Education , the Finance
Minister said that a new pre-matric Scholarship Scheme will be
introduced in 2011-12 for needy students belonging to the Scheduled
Castes and Scheduled Tribes studying in classes ninth and tenth. Shri
Mukherjee pointed out that the new scheme would benefit about 40 lakh
Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students.
(Release ID :70318)
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