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Rs612-crore Central funds for SC, ST dept lying unutilized Monday, 20 August 2012 00:29 PNS | BHUBANESWAR Hits: 245 E-mail Print PDF inShare The State Government’s sincerity in implementing Central schemes and spending Central assistance has been exposed with huge funds lying unutilised in the Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Caste Development Department. According to official sources, an estimated Rs612 crore is lying unspent against the Central assistance received during the 2011-12 financial year and the assistance received till July. Out of the available funds of Rs758.30 crore, the expenditure was only Rs149.81 crore till the end of July during the first seven months of the current financial year. The sources also said the State Government had failed to submit utilisation certificates (UC) to the tune of Rs638.55 crore till April 1, 2012 against the Central assistance received up to the end of 2011-12. Pending the submission of UC to the tune of Rs638.54 crore, the State State Government had also received Central assistance to the tune of Rs129.75 crore in respect of Centrally-sponsored projects, Central projects and assistance under Article 275(i) for the development of ST and SC communities during the first seven months of the current fiscal. The department could not submit UC amounting to Rs14.32 crore under the Centrally-sponsored schemes, Rs169 crore under Central projects, Rs164.72 crore under Special assistance to Tribal Sub-Plan projects, for Rs113 crore meant for construction of hostels in Maoist-affected districts and Rs103.25 crore under Article 275(i) and Rs59.1 crore in respect of Revised Long Term Action Plan for KBK districts, for which funds were released to the State during the 2011-12 financial year. During the last seven months of the current financial year, while the department could spend only Rs77.43 crore out of the last year’s unspent funds, Rs72.39 crore could be spent out of the funds released during this year. The sources said by the end of July, the department could submit UCs for Rs154.40 crore against the total unspent amount of Rs758.30 crore. However, no UC could be submitted to the Central Government towards the assistance received during the current financial year, which amounts to Rs129.75 crore.

Rs612-crore Central funds for SC, ST dept lying unutilized

The State Government’s sincerity in implementing Central schemes and spending Central assistance has been exposed with huge funds lying unutilised in the Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Caste Development Department.
According to official sources, an estimated Rs612 crore is lying unspent against the Central assistance received duri

Rs612-crore Central funds for SC, ST dept lying unutilized

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The State Government’s sincerity in implementing Central schemes and spending Central assistance has been exposed with huge funds lying unutilised in the Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Caste Development Department.
According to official sources, an estimated Rs612 crore is lying unspent against the Central assistance received during the 2011-12 financial year and the assistance received till July. Out of the available funds of Rs758.30 crore, the expenditure was only Rs149.81 crore till the end of July during the first seven months of the current financial year.
The sources also said the State Government had failed to submit utilisation certificates (UC) to the tune of Rs638.55 crore till April 1, 2012 against the Central assistance received up to the end of 2011-12.
Pending the submission of UC to the tune of Rs638.54 crore, the State State Government had also received Central assistance to the tune of Rs129.75 crore in respect of Centrally-sponsored projects, Central projects and assistance under Article 275(i) for the development of ST and SC communities during the first seven months of the current fiscal.
The department could not submit UC amounting to Rs14.32 crore under the Centrally-sponsored schemes, Rs169 crore under Central projects, Rs164.72 crore under Special assistance to Tribal Sub-Plan projects, for Rs113 crore meant for construction of hostels in Maoist-affected districts and Rs103.25 crore under Article 275(i) and Rs59.1 crore in respect of Revised Long Term Action Plan for KBK districts, for which funds were released to the State during the 2011-12 financial year.
During the last seven months of the current financial year, while the department could spend only Rs77.43 crore out of the last year’s unspent funds, Rs72.39 crore could be spent out of the funds released during this year.
The sources said by the end of July, the department could submit UCs for Rs154.40 crore against the total unspent amount of Rs758.30 crore. However, no UC could be submitted to the Central Government towards the assistance received during the current financial year, which amounts to Rs129.75 crore.
ng the 2011-12 financial year and the assistance received till July. Out of the available funds of Rs758.30 crore, the expenditure was only Rs149.81 crore till the end of July during the first seven months of the current financial year.
The sources also said the State Government had failed to submit utilisation certificates (UC) to the tune of Rs638.55 crore till April 1, 2012 against the Central assistance received up to the end of 2011-12.
Pending the submission of UC to the tune of Rs638.54 crore, the State State Government had also received Central assistance to the tune of Rs129.75 crore in respect of Centrally-sponsored projects, Central projects and assistance under Article 275(i) for the development of ST and SC communities during the first seven months of the current fiscal.
The department could not submit UC amounting to Rs14.32 crore under the Centrally-sponsored schemes, Rs169 crore under Central projects, Rs164.72 crore under Special assistance to Tribal Sub-Plan projects, for Rs113 crore meant for construction of hostels in Maoist-affected districts and Rs103.25 crore under Article 275(i) and Rs59.1 crore in respect of Revised Long Term Action Plan for KBK districts, for which funds were released to the State during the 2011-12 financial year.
During the last seven months of the current financial year, while the department could spend only Rs77.43 crore out of the last year’s unspent funds, Rs72.39 crore could be spent out of the funds released during this year.
The sources said by the end of July, the department could submit UCs for Rs154.40 crore against the total unspent amount of Rs758.30 crore. However, no UC could be submitted to the Central Government towards the assistance received during the current financial year, which amounts to Rs129.75 crore.

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