What is Jadhva Committee? Jadhav Guidelines for Allocation of Funds (Important) (Download PDF)

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Jadhav guidelines were supposed to be followed for calculating due allocations for SCs and STs for the current year. The allocation is done as per the guidelines of Dr. Narendra Jadhav Committee constituted by the erstwhile Planning Commission.

Chart of ST SC budget allocation

Chart of ST SC Budget Allocation

Chart of ST SC budget allocation

  • The allocation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes have been worked out keeping the percentage of allocation by the Ministries and Departments.

What is Jadhav Committee?

  • The Planning Commission set up a Task Force to Review Guidelines on Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan (SCSP) and Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) in June, 2010 under the Chairmanship of Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Member, Planning Commission.

Terms of Jadhav Committee

The terms of reference of the Task Force were:

  • to re-examine and revise the extant guidelines issued by the Planning Commission for implementation of SCSP and TSP

  • to understand the operational difficulties in consultation with implementing Ministries and suggest remedial action so that SCSP and TSP can be implemented effectively.

Composition of Task Force

  • The Task Force comprised of
  • Union Secretaries of Nodal Ministries of Social Justice & Empowerment and Tribal Affairs
  • State Secretaries dealing with Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes from Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, and Tamil Nadu.
  • Special Invitees from Ministry of Statistics & Programme Implementation, Ministry of Finance, and National Advisory Council.

Recommendations of Jadhav Committee

Consultations were made with Central Ministries and Departments so as to ascertain the feasibility of earmarking of SCSP and TSP outlay in proportion to the population percentage of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes as per Census 2001.

They grouped 68 Ministries and Departments into four categories:

  • No Obligation

  • Earmarking less than 15 % for SCs and 7.5 % for STs

  • Earmarking outlays between 15%- 16.2 % for SCs and 7.5%- 8.2 % for STs

  • Earmarking more than 16.2 % for SCs and 8.2 % for STs.

What Does the Expenditure budget 2017 - 18 say?

  • In the Union Budget 2017 - 18, a total of Rs. 44, 246 crore for SCs and Rs. 18, 073 crore for STs has been denied by the central government.

  • Taking this as the benchmark for allocation, in the 2017 - 18 Budget due allocations for SCs stood at 4.63 % and STs at 2.39 % of the total budgeted expenditure, which is Rs. 96, 638 crore for SCSP and Rs. 49, 992 crore for the TSP.

  • In the Union Budget 2017 - 18, a total of Rs. 44, 246 crore for SCs and Rs. 18, 073 crore for STs has been defined by the central government.

  • An amount of Rs. 52392.55 crore has been allocated under the Allocation for Welfare of Scheduled Castes, which is 20.20 % of the total allocation for Centrally Sponsored Schemes and Centrally Sector Schemes of the identified schemes of the identified Ministries/Departments.

  • An amount of Rs. 31919.5 crore has been allocated under Allocation for Welfare of Scheduled Tribes, which is 10.74 % of the total allocation for Centrally Sponsored Schemes and Central Sector Schemes of the identified schemes of the identified Ministries/Departments.

    Background Details of Funds Allocated to SC and ST

  • For previous year allocations, 16.6 % of the plan budget amounts to Rs. 91, 386 crore as due allocation for SCs. This amounts to 4.62 % of the total Budget expenditure.

  • Due allocation for STs amounts to Rs. 47, 276 crore, which equals to 2.32 % of the total Budget expenditure.

  • The Ministry of Finance issued clear directions to all the relevant ministries/departments on August 23, 2016 to follow the Jadhav guidelines for allocations to SC/ST schemes.

- Published/Last Modified on: February 5, 2018

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