Family oriented Schemes of Economic Development of SCs below the poverty line!
Providing resources for filling the critical gaps and for providing missing vital inputs!
Special Central Assistance (SCA) to Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP) is a central scheme.
State Government have been given flexibility in choice of schemes to be implemented out of Special Central Assistance.
100% grant is given to the States/UTs as an additive to their Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP).
Under the Scheduled Castes Development Bureau, the Ministry implements Schedules Caste Sub-Plan (SCSP) which is an umbrella strategy to ensure flow of targeted financial and physical benefits from all the general sectors of development for the benefit of Scheduled Castes. Under the strategy, States/UTs are required to formulate and implement Special Component Plan (SCP) for Scheduled Castes as part of their Annual Plans by earmarking resources. At present 27 States/UTs having sizeable SC population are implementing Schedules Caste Sub-Plan.
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. VIEW SCSP ACT