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New law likely on use of SC/ST funds

Published: 19th July 2012 09:46 AM  |   Last Updated: 19th July 2012 09:46 AM   |  A+A-

The state government will come out with a new legislation on utilisation of SC and ST funds to set an example for other states.

Damodar Rajanarasimha, deputy chief minister and chairman of the cabinet sub-Committee on implementation of SC and ST sub-plans, said the sub-committee was giving final touches to the report on SC/ST sub-plan funds and submit it to the government by July 30.

The state government constituted the sub-committee with nine ministers and headed by deputy chief minister Damodar Rajanarasimha to advise it on providing legality to the sub-plans for proper utilisation of funds allocated for the welfare of Scheduled Castes and Tribes.

The sub-committee, which had held meetings in 10 districts and collected opinions from people, conducted a national workshop here on Wednesday with officials and NGOs from seven states and sought information on utilisation of SC and ST funds in their states.

The panel will meet MLAs and MPs belonging to SCs and STs here on Thursday and leaders of political parties on July 20 or 21 to collect their opinions.

An amount of Rs 1,400 crore will be allocated under the SC sub-plan and Rs 450 crore under the ST sub-plan this year.

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