Rs 60,576 Cr has been denied to SC/ST in the current budget. It is the normal trend of Union Government as seen in the table.
NACDOR stated that it has tried to satisfy the SC/ST only by a partial allocation i.e. 8.76% (Rs. 48638 Cr) for SC and 5.53% (Rs. 30726 Cr) for ST. Whereas decision of National Development Council (NDC) mandates population proportionate allocation for SC/ST. He also pointed out that the Government has changed the nomenclature of "Special Component Plan (SCP)" to "Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP)" in the budget document.
He deplored that the Union Government is alluring SC/ST with proposed bill on SCSP/TSP – to legitimize the present way of allocations and expenditure
On the other hand, NACDOR lamented that the UPA Led Congress has shown its commitment to the corporate sectors by way giving more without any hesitation. It felt the Fiscal deficit is basically due to the revenue foregone i.e. subsidies to the profit making corporate sectors. Due to fiscal deficit the government has to borrow the money and pay the interest thereon.
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