Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP) and Tribal Sub Plan (TSP)


Ajit Kumar AJIT KUMARWISDOM IAS, New Delhi.

The strategy of Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) has been in force since 1974, to ensure adequate flow of plan resources for the development of Scheduled Tribes, while the strategy of Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP) (earlier known as the Special Component Plan for Scheduled Castes) has been in force since 1979-80, to ensure proportionate flow of plan resources for the development of Scheduled Castes. The current name, i.e., Scheduled Castes Sub Plan has been in force since 2006.

The erstwhile Planning Commission had issued guidelines on formulation, implementation and monitoring of SCSP/ TSP from time to time. Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP) for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and the Tribal Sub Plan (TSP) for the Scheduled Tribes (STs) are intended to channelize the flow of resources from the general sectors in the Central Ministries/ Departments towards the development of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, at least in proportion to their numbers in the population, both in physical and financial terms. The allocation under these components is provided for the purpose of creating productive assets, human resource development of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes through adequate education and health services, and to provide physical and financial security against all types of exploitation and oppression.

Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP)

The main objective is to give a thrust to family oriented schemes of economic development of SCs below the poverty line, by providing resources for filling the critical gaps and for providing missing vital inputs so that the schemes can be more meaningful. Since the schemes / programmes for SCs may be depending upon the local occupational pattern and the economic activities available, the Sates/UTs have been given full flexibility in utilizing SCA with the only condition that it should be utilized in conjunction with SCP and other resources available from other sources like various Corporations, financial institution etc.

State Government have been given flexibility in choice of schemes to be implemented out of Special Central Assistance, within the overall frame work of the scheme.
 
Special Central Assistance (SCA) to Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP) is a central scheme under which 100% grant is given to the States/UTs as an additive to their Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP).
 
Tribal Sub Plan (TSP)

The broad objectives of the TSP are as follows:
- Substantial reduction in poverty and un-employment.
- Creation of productive assets in favour of Scheduled Tribes to sustain the growth likely to accrue through development efforts.
- Human resource development of the Scheduled Tribes by providing adequate educational and health services, and
- Provision of physical and financial security against all types of exploitation and oppression.



Friday, 06th Jan 2017, 06:44:34 AM

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