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Shri Naveen Patnaik
Hon'ble Chief Minister Shri Naveen Patnaik

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WELFARE OF SCHEDULED TRIBES, SCHEDULED CASTES, OTHER BACKWARD CLASSES AND MINORITIES
FORMULATION OF ANNUAL PLAN : 2015-16
The Scheduled Tribes (ST) and Scheduled Castes (SC) population together constitute nearly two fifths of Orissa’s total population. According to 2011 census, the State has the Scheduled Tribes population of 95.91 lakh and Scheduled castes population of 71.88 lakh constituting 22.85% and 17.13% respectively of the total population of the State.
The Scheduled Areas constitute 69,614 sq. Kms out of the total geographical area of 1,55,707 sq. Kms of the State. There are 118 TD blocks included in the Scheduled areas in 12 districts. Besides, there are 46 MADA and 14 Cluster pockets. There are 62 tribal communities in the State including 13 Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG). The Scheduled Tribes of Orissa constitute 9.66% of the country’s tribal population.
The State Government is increasingly concerned for all-round development of STs, SCs, Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and Minorities in the State and keen to implement the schemes meant for these vulnerable classes of the society for bringing them at par with others.
Broad Objectives
The broad objectives of welfare of ST, SC, OBC and Minorities are as under:
  • Raising socio- economic condition of the ST, SC, and OBC & Minorities.
  • Reducing poverty.
  • Bringing to mainstream ST, SC, OBC & Minorities, and enabling them to participate in the development process in an equitable manner.
  • Developing critical infrastructure in Scheduled Areas.
  • Increasing their access to education, health, housing and other services.
  • Creating / increasing opportunities for their self – employment / wage employment.
  • Securing their rights over forests and lands.
Thrust Areas
The tribal areas of the State have a higher incidence of poverty than the rest of the State. Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste people are relatively poor and constitute a substantial portion of the population below the poverty line. One of the main objectives of developmental planning of the State is to provide these poor and asset-less people access to resources to enhance their employment opportunities and bring their income levels above poverty line.
The survival, protection and development of the Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTG) and bringing them at par with the rest of the tribal population is another important objective of planned development of this sector. The State Government continues to strive to secure forest rights and land rights to ST people and to promote development of forest dwellers and shifting cultivators.
Tribal areas also lack adequate infrastructure to support developmental activities. An important objective, therefore, is to bridge the critical gaps in communication, roads and other economic infrastructure as well as the social infrastructure in the tribal areas.
Health and nutritional standard of ST and SC population are relatively poorer than those of the general population. Also, the quality of health services in tribal areas is inadequate. Provision of the basic health services and improvement in health and nutritional standards of the Scheduled Tribe and scheduled Caste population leading to an improvement in their health indicators, is also an important objective.
Low literacy adds to vulnerability of tribal population. The literacy levels among Scheduled Castes are also lower than the general population. It is heartening to note that the 2011 census has recorded a quantum jump in the literacy levels of STs and SCs in the State. The overall literacy rate and the literacy of STs and SCs in Orissa in 2001 were 63.1%, 37.4% & 55.5% respectively and have increased to 72.87%, 52.24% & 69.02% respectively in 2011. Bridging the literacy gap between the Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes and the general population will be an important objective during the 11th Plan and thrust on literacy and primary education of the Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Caste population will be continued. Special Emphasis shall be on substantially augmenting female tribal literacy.
Sectoral Strategies
Since the beginning of the 5th Five Year Plan (1974–75), formulation and implementation of Tribal Sub Plan has formed the core strategy for tribal development in the State. The TSP approach envisages integrated development of the Tribal Areas in which all developmental programmes irrespective of their source of funding operate in unison for achieving the common goal of economically developing the area and improving the quality of life of tribal people living in the area.
The State Government has initiated a Programme for drawing up a five year perspective plan on the basis of an analysis of the potentials of the area, strengths and opportunities available for tribal population and the State of the existing economic and social infrastructure for supporting development. Critical infrastructure gaps are being identified in important sectors like health, education, communication and water harvesting, which are essential for development to take place in the area. The sectoral plans will then be directed at filling these gaps. Wherever necessary, Special Central Assistance for TSP and grants received under Article 275(I) will be applied to bridge these critical gaps.
In implementation of Income Generating Schemes, the strategy will be to take up activities which can be sustainable and which can be supported by resources available locally. The aptitude of local tribes and communities and their traditional skills will also be an important consideration. Emphasis will be laid on skill up-gradation and capacity building. All Income Generating Schemes will be market linked and only those activities producing goods and services, for which there is a ready or a developing market, will be encouraged.
The strategy relating to Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities are designed to raise general awareness levels of ST and SC population about various developmental programmes undertaken for them in the area as well as to make them conscious of their rights and entitlements and to raise their level of awareness about health and hygiene, about the importance of child care, education and skill up-gradation.
The Special Component Plan (SCP) for the development of Scheduled Caste is being implemented in the State from the beginning of the Sixth Five Year Plan. Unlike Tribal Sub Plan, the SCP, renamed as Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP) is not area specific. The scheduled caste are scattered all over the State. A comprehensive Scheduled Caste component plan is formulated by coordinating different sectoral plans to ensure adequate flow of funds to benefit SC households.
Self Employment schemes for SCs will be implemented with arrangements for loan and subsidies to enable the targeted households to cross poverty line. Need based composite programmes will be implemented for the main occupational groups like weavers, leather workers, fisherman and Seri culturists etc., with emphasis on the supply of raw materials, developing market linkages for products, skill up-gradation and introduction of modern technology. Special attention will be given for the economic development of the specially vulnerable sections among the SCs. Basic amenities like provision of safe drinking water, link roads, electrification, house-sites and housing facilities in the SC bastis will be accorded priority with a view to improve the quality of life of the SC families.
Plan Schemes:
The plan outlay for Annual plan 2015-16 has been approved by the P & C Department at Rs. 138594.52 lakh. The plan outlay includes special Central Assistance for TSP of Rs.11541.00 lakh, Grants under Article 275(I) Rs.11906.00 lakh and Special Central Assistance for KBK Districts of Rs. 6000.00 lakh. Besides, a provision of Rs. 0.01 lakh towards Central Share of CSP and provision of Rs. 14603.77 lakh under Central Plan schemes has been proposed for the Annual Plan 2015-16. The break up of the proposed outlay is as under.
Sl No. Item Proposed outlay for Annual Plan 2015-16 (Rs in Lakh)
State Plan (includeing State Share of CSP schemes) CS of CSP Centerl Plan
1 Welfare of STs 108882.19 0.01 6635.51
2 Welfare of SCs 23542.33 - 4707.01
3 Welfare of OBCs 3417.00 - -
4 Welfare of Minorities 2753.00 - 3261.25
TOTAL 138594.52 0.01 14603.77
Various plan schemes proposed to be implemented for welfare of the STs, SCs, OBCs and Minorities during the Annual Plan 2015-16 are outlined below.
WELFARE OF SCHEDULED TRIBES STATE PLAN
Infrastructure Support for Programme Implementation.(ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs 129.00 Lakh)
Field establishments one in each of the 30 districts are functioning for directing and administrating Tribal and SC development programmes in the State. This administrative machinery needs infrastructure support in the shape of office equipments, vehicles and buildings etc. A sum of Rs.101.00 lakh is proposed for the Annual Plan 2015-16 for implementation of the scheme through the DWOs of district establishment.
A provision of Rs.28.00 lakh are proposed to be utilized in the Headquarter to meet the Contingent expenditure, Motor Vehicle charges and Telephone charges in connection with implementation of the said programme including contingent / meeting expenses for verification of Fake Caste Certificate in the Headquarter.
Information, Education & Communication(ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs 130.00 Lakh)
In order to raise the general awareness among the tribal population for successful implementation of various developmental programmes for bringing improvement in their quality of life, there is need for systematic and sustained IEC activities in the Scheduled Areas targeted at the ST population.
Financial support to the tune of Rs. 45.00 lakh for the Annual State Level Adivasi Exhibition and Awards and Prizes connected with Tribal Development Activities and improvement of Adivasi Exhibition Ground are provided under this Scheme. A provision of Rs. 7.00 lakh is earmarked for maintenance of Adivasi Exhibition Ground.
A token provision of Rs 0.01 lakh has been provided for towards GIA to non-officials and a token provision of Rs. 0.01 lakh is provided towards GIA for continuance of the scheme towards awareness under PCR and POA act.
A provision of Rs 65.00 lakh has been provided in the Annual Plan 2015-16 for Rajya Stariya Adivasi Sishu Prativa Mela including Felicitation Ceremony to the meritorious students and teachers excelled in their service. It has been decided by the Government to organize three days long State Level Adivasi Sishu Prativa Mela in the State Head Quarter every year to give exposure and encouragement to talented ST/SC students (from Class-V to X) of Sevashram/ Ashram/ Residential Ashram/ SSD High Schools/ higher Secondary Schools/ EMRS run by ST & SC Dev. Deptt. Workshops on health care/ Mathematics/ Science/ Crafts/ Sports/ Magic etc. competitions on debate/ elocution/ quiz/ painting/ dance/ song/ archery, etc. cultural shows on song/ dance/ music/ drama etc., science exhibitions, awareness rallies etc. will be organized in this State Level ceremony. This Mela will provide a platform for ST/SC students to showcase their skills and upgrade their extracurricular and co-curricular activities by interacting with other student and learning through workshops. The participating students will act as ambassadors and help carry forward the message to different schools in the districts.
A provision Rs. 12.78 lakh is proposed under other charges to meet the media charges, advertisement tariff of department sponsored activities.
A provision of Rs. 0.20 lakh is provided to meet the emergent contingent expenditure for formulation of Annual Plan document, Outcome Budget and other Budget related activities of the Department during 2015-16.
Sl No. Name of the Activities Amount (Rs. In Lakh)
1 Adivasi Exhibition 45.00
2 Improvement of Adivasi Exhibition Ground 7.00
3 Sishu Prativa Mela ( Sargifulla) 55.00
4 Felicitation of Meritorious Students and Teachers 10.00
5 Departmental sponsored Advertisement charges 12.78
6 Creation of Awareness of PCR & POA Act 0.01
7 Budget meeting documentation activities 0.20
8 GIA to Non- Officials 0.01
Total 130.00
Rehabilitation of & Legal Aid to ST victims of Atrocities (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 0.02 lakh)
Under this scheme, monetary relief is provided to scheduled caste and scheduled tribe victims of atrocities. Besides, legal aid is given to deserving ST persons involved in litigation for establishing their right, title and possession over landed property in Civil and Revenue Courts. Legal Aid is also admissible for cases under Sections 379 and 447 of IPC and sections 107, 144 and 145 of Cr. PC Legal Aid is also admissible for cases under the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 and POA Act. 1989. Legal Aid to STs towards monetary relief to victims of atrocities for ST peoples has been provided under the programme. A token provision of 0.02 lakh has been proposed in the Annual Plan 2015-16 under this scheme.
Preservation and Promotion of Tribal Dialects, Culture & Livelihood (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 100.00 lakh)
One of the special programmes undertaken under the scheme is the publication of special bilingual primers in Oriya and tribal dialects. Grant-in-Aid is provided to the academy of tribal dialects and culture for carrying out its activities including cost of publication of special primers.
It is approved in principle for formation of an autonomous organization in the name & style of “Odisha Tribal Development Society” for implementing the following mandate.
  • Plan & oversee the implementation of livelihood projects in the Tribal areas of the state.
  • Monitoring effective utilization of funds released to executing agencies under SCA to TASP.
  • Identify and shortlist facilitating NGO’s and involves them in community mobilization and capacity building at the local level / village level.
  • Oversee the monitoring and evaluation of projects taken up under Article 275(I) for tribal development.
  • Provide necessary technical and professional inputs to OMTES for effective functioning.
Outlay of Rs. 100.00 lakh provided in the Annual Plan 2015-16 will carter to the requirement of above programmes/activities.
Cooperative Corporation (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 0.01 lakh)
As decided in the high level Committee meeting held under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Chief Minister of the State, one time managerial subsidy of Rs.200.00 lakh has been sanctioned during the year 2007-08 and the same is reduced by 20% every year and no further managerial subsidy will be provided to TDCC after 2011-2012. A token provision of Rs. 0.01 lakh has been provided for continuation of the scheme.
Pay and allowances for High school Teachers & Staff including coaching allowances and remuneration of cook-cum-attendants (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 1448.64 lakh)
Under this scheme an amount of Rs. 1448.64 lakh is proposed for the year 2015-16, for payment of salary of High school teachers, and staff of the upgraded / newly opened high schools under the control of ST & SC Development Department including the consolidated pay posts, coaching allowances to teachers and remuneration of cook-cum-attendants of the hostels attached to these schools. Payment towards new CCAs arising out of functionalisation of new Hostels has been proposed in the said out lay.
Continuance of Higher Secondary schools (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 537.84 lakh)
An outlay of Rs. 537.84 lakh is proposed for 2015-16 towards consolidated pay of junior lecturers and laboratory assistants including other contingent charges for 8 higher secondary schools under the control of ST & SC Development Department. In the mean time another 14 Nos. High Schools has been upgraded to Higher Secondary Schools (7 in KBK Districts + 7 in Non – KBK Districts). The related expenditure for these newly created HSs will be met out of this proposed outlay.
Construction, Completion of Residential & Non Residential Buildings of Educational Institutions under SSD including special Adivasi Hostels. (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs.10000.00 Lakh)
To meet the critical inadequacies/gaps in the existing Schools, newly upgraded HSs and HSSs under SSD for infrastructure development of educational institutions relating to construction of additional Class rooms, Laboratory Rooms, Dining Hall, Kitchen, Toilets etc (Non- Residential Buildings) and construction/ completion of staff quarters (Residential Buildings), the outlay will be utilized.
Similar infrastructure facilities for the existing special Adivasi Hostels and new such projects will be met out of the outlay. The expenditure towards construction of three nos. of Educational Complex at Bhubaneswar, One Educational Complex at Rourkela will be met out of the above provision.
For completion of two (02) Kalinga Model Residential Schools at Kuchinda & Nilagiri Rs. 1500.00 Lakh will be provided during 2015-16.
Another Three (03) New Kalinga Model Residential Schools will be constructed at Champua , Umerkote, Boipariguda @ Rs. 1500.00 Lakh per School. During 2015-16 Rs. 2250.00 Lakh will be met out exclusively @ Rs.750.00 Lakh each.
Construction of new office building for DWO establishment will be made in phased manner during 2015-16 out of the outlay.
The proposed outlay Rs.10000.00 lakh will be utilized towards exclusive purpose for creation of Capital assets during the Annual Plan 2015-16.
Construction of 1000 new girls Hostels (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 40000.00 lakh)
In order to check the high rate of dropout and to promote ST girls education. Government in ST & SC Development Department have opened 1004 girls hostel spread over 30 districts of the State during 2007-08. Construction of 850 ST Girls Hostels were under progress identified during 2010-11 under State Plan Scheme. Another 1000 new hostels / educational complex for ST Girls/ Boys with an estimate of Rs.50.00 lakh each under State Plan Scheme during the Annual Plan 2011-12 has been under taken for construction. That for completion of the projects now under progress, an outlay of Rs. 31370.00 lakh has been provided to meet the expenditure.
Rs. 8630.00 lakh has been provided for construction of 70 new Hostels for ST Girls & Boys with an estimate of Rs. 59.00 lakh each & 30 new collages Hostels with an estimate of Rs.150.00 lakh each during the Annual Plan 2015-16.
The entire provision will be utilized for creation of capital assets.
Training School (B. Ed. College in Kandhamal District) (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 37.65 lakh)
In order to provide adequate avenues to the tribal boys for higher studies and better employment opportunities in educational institutions, a B. Ed. College at R. Udayagiri in Kandhamal district has been established and made functional. During 2015-16, an amount of Rs. 37.65 lakh which constitute salaries Rs. 37.15 lakh and non – salaries Rs. 0.50 lakh has been proposed.
Other schemes (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 6.02 lakh)
A sum of Rs. 6.02 lakh is proposed for the Annual Plan 2015-16 for the following schemes for welfare of the STs.
i Training Programme under National Training Policy 0.01(Token)
ii Committees & non Officials TE & OC. This provision is proposed to utilized for Tribes Advisory Council Meeting, SC Advisory Council Meeting and other statutory meeting of the Department, 6.00
iii Distribution of Bicycles to ST girls 0.01(Token)
Total 6.02
Orissa tribal empowerment and livelihoods Programme (OTELP PLUS ) (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 3405.00 lakh)
The scheme has been implemented during 2011-12 for a period of 7 years initially in the extended area to another 244 Micro Watersheds in Koraput and Malkangiri district under State Plan and by way of convergence of ongoing schemes. The project cost was estimated at Rs.263.96 crore which constitute Rs. 186.74 Crore towards project implementation through convergence and Rs.77.22 crore towards establishment and operational charges met out of State Plan provision.
Later the programme has been extended to other blocks in the districts of Gajapati, Nawrangpur, Kadhamal,Kalahandi, Rayagada and Keonjhar. In all 513 Micro Watersheds will be established covering nearly 1200 villages under the scheme.
An outlay of Rs. 3405.00 lakh has been provided for the Annual Plan 2015-16 which includes Rs. 340.00 lakh towards salary component.
Tribal Development projects implemented with Special Central Assistance (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 11541.00 lakh)
Special Central Assistance is being received from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs for implementation of programmes under Integrated Tribal Development Agency, Modified Area Development Approach, Micro Projects, Clusters and Dispersed Tribal Development Project for development of the Scheduled Tribes. Special Central Assistance amounting to Rs. 11541.00 lakh is proposed for the Annual Plan 2015-16 for implementation of various programmes indicated below.
Sl No. Implementing Agencies GIA Capital Assets Total
1 ITDA 7156.00 2350.00 9506.00
2 Micro Projects 148.00 64.00 212.00
3 MADA 537.00 223.00 760.00
4 Cluster 54.00 22.00 76.00
5 DTDP 508.00 258.00 766.00
6 M & E 10.00 - 10.00
7 Co-operation 211.00 - 211.00
TOTAL 8624.00 2917.00 11541.00
1 .Integrated Tribal Development Agencies (ITDAs)
There are 21 Integrated Tribal Development Agencies in the State for implementing different income generating schemes and infrastructure development programmes incidental to income generation in the TSP areas in 118 blocks with more than 50% tribal population. For the year 2015-16 a sum of Rs. 9506.00 lakh is proposed under this scheme out of SCA for carrying activities of the ITDAs.
Out of the above plan outlay Rs.2350.00 lakh will be utilized towards creation/acquisition of capital assets.
2 .Modified Area Development Approach (MADA)
The Modified Area Development Approach (MADA) was evolved towards the end of the 5th plan with a view to bringing the tribal population living outside Tribal Sub Plan areas under the fold of integrated approach to development. 46 MADA pockets having population 10,000 or more, each with more than 50% Tribal are functioning outside the Tribal Sub Pan area of the State. A sum of Rs.760.00 lakh has been proposed under this Scheme for the year 2015-16 out of SCA for implementation of ITDA type income generating and infrastructure development schemes through the Blocks.
Out of the above plan outlay Rs.229.00 lakh (not exceeding 30%) will be utilized towards creation/acquisition of capital assets.
3 .Cluster Approach
The cluster approach is adopted for contiguous areas outside the Tribal Sub Plan area having a population of 5,000 or more, of which more than 50% are Tribals. There are 14 cluster pockets, which cover parts of 13 blocks in 10 districts. Different community benefit oriented schemes and individual benefit oriented schemes on the same pattern as in ITDAs are implemented for the benefit of the tribal households living in the clusters. For Annual Plan 2015-16 a sum of Rs. 76.00 lakh is proposed out of SCA for implementation of this Scheme.
Out of the above plan outlay Rs.22.00 lakh (Approximately 30%) will be utilized towards creation/acquisition of capital assets.
4 .Micro Projects
Seventeen micro projects are functioning in the State for all round development of 12 Primitive Tribal Groups. These Primitive Tribal Groups are given full subsidy for individual and family benefit schemes. An outlay of Rs.212.00 lakh is proposed out of SCA for the scheme for the annual plan 2015-16.
Out of the above plan outlay Rs.64.00 lakh (Approximately 30%) will be utilized towards creation/acquisition of capital assets.
5 .Dispersed Tribal Development Project (DTDP)
Tribal population dispersed throughout the State and living in areas outside ITDA, MADA, Cluster and Micro Project areas are covered under the Dispersed Tribal Development Project (DTDP) and assisted with beneficiary oriented schemes. The Programme is being implemented by the Orissa State Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribes Development Finance Co-operative Corporation Ltd. A sum of Rs. 760.00 lakh is proposed out of SCA for this scheme for the Annual Plan 2015-16.
Out of the above plan outlay Rs.252.00 lakh (Approximately 30%) will be utilized towards creation/acquisition of capital assets.
6 .Monitoring and Evaluation
Several development and welfare measures are being taken for the upliftment if the socio-economic conditions of Tribals in the State. These measures aim at bringing about the standard of living of the Tribals at par with other people of the State. In order to devise appropriate programmes / projects / policy and suitably modify the existing programmes / schemes that will help enhancing the standard of living of the Tribals, it is essential to undertake timely monitoring and effective evaluation of the plan programmes /projects / schemes implemented under ITDPs, MADAs, cluster and PTGs. A sum of Rs. 10.00 lakh out of the SCA is proposed for the Annual Plan 2015-16 for monitoring and evaluation of plan programmes implemented under TSP.
7 .Co-operation:
Under this scheme financial assistance in shape of grant is provided to the tribal co-operatives and marketing societies for MFP collection, storage, processing etc. Also, assistance is provided to the MFP processing units taken up through LAMPS, TDCC and other tribal co-operatives. A sum of Rs. 211.00 lakh out of SCA is proposed for the Annual Plan 2015-16 for implementation of the scheme.
Grants under Article 275(I) of the Constitution of India(ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs11906.00 lakh)
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India provides Grant-in-Aid to the State under 1st proviso to Article 275(I) of the Constitution for creation of infrastructure in TSP area and for setting up of Model Schools. A sum of Rs. 11906.00 lakh is proposed under the scheme for the Annual Plan 2015-16 which includes creation of infrastructure in TSP area and Grants to Ekalabya Model Residential Schools.
Proposal for construction of 5 new EMRS in district of Malkangiri, Nuapada, Balangir, Kalahandi and Mayurbhanj has been approved by MOTA, Govt. of India under Article-275(1) as per the revised guidelines. The estimated project cost of new EMRS @ Rs. 1200.00 lakh each has been approved. Construction of new EMRS at Malkangiri and Nuapada are under progress executed through Odisha State Police Housing Corporation and other 3 projects are under process of execution.
Integrated live stock Development is an innovative project under Article 275 (I) of the Constitution of India has been adopted for implementation form the year 2011-12 in accordance with Memorandum No. 39137 dated 17 December 2011 of this Department. The new initiative aims at providing services of Artificial Insemination and Veterinary First Aid to Cows and Buffaloes by setting up of 770 Integrated Livestock Development Centers (ILDCs) in the tribal areas of 13 Districts of Odisha namely, Koraput, Malkanagiri, Nawarangpur, Sundergarh, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar, Boudh, Balasore, Kalahandi, Ganjam, Rayagada, Bargarh and Nuapada at a total project cost of Rs. 108.06 Crore under Central Assistance implemented through J.K. Trust- Gram Vikas Yojana, Gurgaon (Haryana) here in after called as “JKTGVY”. The physical progress has already started in 620 ILD centers during 2012-2013.
Fisheries and Animal Resource Development Department shall be the Line Department to render technical support to JKTGVY and OSFDC through the District, Sub-division, Block level veterinary units and OLRDS under their administrative control for smooth implementation of the project.
As a new initiative action plan has been formulated in this department Resolution No 27363 dated 01/10/2012 to extend the land allocation programme to 17974 villages in all the 118 TSP blocks of 12 districts of the state using CRPs/Bhumi Sanjokas in a phased manner. OTELP will be the Nodal agency to implement the programme.
The above plan outlay will be utilized in the following manner.
Sl No. Implementing Agencies GIA Capital Assets Total
1 ITDA - 5513.00 5513.00
2 Micro Projects - 410.00 410.00
3 MADA - 516.00 516.00
4 Cluster - 87.00 87.00
5 M & E 190.00 - 190.00
6 EMRS 2857.00 143.00 3000.00
7 OSFDC (ILD Project) 1790.00 400.00 2190.00
TOTAL 4837.00 7069.00 11906.00
Special Programmes for KBK Districts (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 6000.00 lakh)
An outlay of Rs. 6000.00 lakh has been earmarked under Special programme for KBK districts for implementation of different activities during the Annual Plan 2015-16.
Sl No. Activites Amount(RS in Lakh)
1 Construction of hostels for ST girls/ boys. Construction of B.Ed./CT training college, Nursing/ ANM training schools for ST students in KBK Districts. 3114.00
2 Construction of hostels for SC girls/ boys 625.00
3 Up-gradation of High Schools to +2 Colleges in KBK 300.00
4 Providing amenities to Tribal Hostels. Amenities such as Cots, Utensils, Mosquito Net, Blankets, Water Filter, Mattresses, and Television Set as per need based priority will be provided to the boarders in the hostels and amenities like Bench/Desk will be made available to the schools attached to the hostel for creating a pleasant study ambiance around the educational institution for the students. 1741.00
5 Sports activities in ST girls/ boys schools 220.00
Introduction of Green Energy solution for illumination in the residential hostels. (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs.90.75 lakh)
Provision of providing Solar Lamps facilities to150 selected Hostels in Micro Project and TSP Areas having no electricity connection in the Hostels of ST & SC Dev. Department Schools has been introduced during 2010-2011. Solar Lamp/ Solar lantern/ equipment will be provided to the hostels / schools. A provision of Rs.90.75 lakh has been provided under the Scheme for implementation of the programmes during the Annual Plan 2015-16.
Extra-Curricular Activities in ST & SC Dev. Deptt. Schools (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 1026.00 lakh)
A provision of Rs. 1021.05 lakh has been provided for the Annual Plan 2015-16 for continuance of the scheme which will be utilized for different activities.
Sl No. Activites Amount(RS in Lakh)
1 Promotion of Archery Training Centre in Nodal Schools of KBK districts (payment of remuneration to resources person and requirement sport kits) 10.00
2 Provision of Rs.110.00 lakh is proposed for promotion of Sports and Games for Block Level Competition (equipment & other facilities), provision of Rs.230.00 lakh has been proposed for co-curricular activities in 307 nos. of HS / HSS to cover at least two events for each co-curricular event as per the guidelines of this Department Vide No 12000 dated 04/04/2011. 340.00
3 Implementation Scouts and Red Cross in High Schools 50.00
4 Block Level, Zonal Level Science Exhibition and State Level Competition 40.00
5 Training to Head Master/ Head Mistress/Wardens of School for implementation of different schemes introduced by this Department. 20.00
6 Supply of free Uniform to SC/ST students of Class IX to XII of High Schools and Higher Secondary School. 566.00
Total 1026.00
Payment of Ex-gratia to the Next of kins of SC & ST students (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs.40.00 lakh)
t has been decided to pay Ex-gratia to the next of kins of the deceased in the case of death due to diseases and accidents of the boarders of SSD Department Hostels as per the ratio approved by the department.
In this regard, a provision of Rs.40.00 lakh has been proposed under the Scheme for the Annual Plan 2015-16.
Implementation of Computer Education in High Schools & Girls High Schools. (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs.300.00 lakh)
In order to make use of the computers to facilitate the process of teaching and learning, it is proposed to introduce computer aided learning by use of computers, multimedia content and projectors/LCD panels to make the process of teaching and learning more interesting and simpler.
This programme is proposed to be implemented in phased manner and for which a provision of Rs 300.00 lakh has been provided for the Annual Plan 2015-16.
Introduction of improvised Cooking system in the Residential Hostels. (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs.200.00 lakh)
In order to provide efficient cooking system in the hostels run by the SSD Department by use of LPG or Solar Cooking System or Steam Cooking system or Smokeless Chulla asviable with less dependence on fire wood, a provision of Rs.200.00 lakh has been proposed for implementation of the Scheme during the Annual Plan 2015-16.
Computerization of Pre & Post Matric Scholarship (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs.40.00 lakh)
The scheme is aimed at introduction of transparency in scholarship distribution system by dissemination of all process and beneficiary related information to public and stakeholders. To facilitate a common platform for all beneficiaries and stakeholders for scholarship oriented schemes and to ensure that the deserving candidates receive scholarship within time and without leakage by introduction of automation and increased transparency in the system. Streamlining of the processes involved distribution of scholarship to the eligible students online directly to their bank accounts for effectiveness of the system.
e-Scholarship for payment of post-matric through “Preranna” scheme has already been lunched with the technical assistance of NIC and further process is on for strengthening and widening the sphere to regulate the scholarship scheme as a whole.
Exemption of Tuition Fees in Sainik School (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs 9.00 lakh)
Special Merit Scholarship to ST/SC students studying in Sainik School has been implemented in accordance with modalities prescribed in this department Resolution No 12388 dated 15/4/2011. The Director of Secondary Education under S&ME Department is the nodal authority for utilization of the funds.
For this purpose, a token provision of Rs. 9.00 Lakh has been provided for continuation of the scheme during Annual Plan 2015-16.
To promote 100 Best SC/ST Students to study in Best Residential School. (ST & SC Development Department)    (Rs.80.00 lakh)
To provide an opportunity to the ST and SC students to have access better education facilities in urban areas, it has been decided to create educational complex at Bhubaneswar, Berhampur and Rourkela to house the students. For this purpose, a provision of Rs. 80.00 Lakh has been proposed in the Annual Plan 2015-16 to meet the recurring expenses for admission in to educational institutions for prosecuting study by the students.
Medical Entrance Coaching (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 0.01 lakh)
Under this scheme 100 meritorious and talented class Xth pass out students (60 Girls & 40 Boys) from the schools run under SSD Department will be provided opportunity to take integrated coaching classes for the preparation of Medical Entrance Examination while completing their Higher Secondary (+2) education. The Department also contemplates to provide one year Medical Coaching to class – XII pass outs. A token provision of Rs. 0.01 lakh has been provided for 2015-16 for continuance of the scheme.
Engagement of Nurse ANM in the Hostels / Educational Institutions (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 138.43 lakh)
Under the scheme 336 nos. of post of ANM will be created in Health and Family Welfare Department and they will be recruited by the CDMOs. After recruitment, the ANMs will be deputed to the ST & SC Development Department to look after the health care, sanitation and hygiene requirements in the Hostels where a large number of ST& SC boarders are residing.
A provision of Rs. 138.43 Lakh has been provided towards salary component in the Annual Plan 2015-16.
GIA to R.K Mission Ashram School (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 206.71 lakh)
GIA of Rs. 206.71 lakh has been provided to meet the recurring cost of R.K. Mission Ashram School established in Hatamuniguda, Dist – Rayagada during the year 2015-16. Out of which Rs.168.79 Lakh has been estimated towards salary component.
Payment of Remuneration to Contractual Tribal Language Teachers (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 41.60 lakh)
A provision of Rs. 41.60 Lakh has been provided towards payment of remuneration to contractual Tribal Language Teachers engaged originally under Article 275 (1) to impart teaching to Class I & Class II ST/SC students in their mother tongue. The flow of central assistance for the above purpose has been discontinued under Article 275(1) since 2011-2012. The provision will be utilized for salary purpose.
DFID assisted Odisha Girl Incentive Programme (OGIP) For Pre-Matric Scholarship to ST day-scholars. (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 2715.79 lakh)
ODISHA GIRLS INCENTIVE PROGRAMME (OGIP) is a DFID supported add-on incentive programme wherein the ST & SC girl students of class IX & X will receive additional cash incentive over and above their usual entitlement. The programme will enhance the transition of ST Girl students from Class VIII to Class IX and Class IX to Class X. Under the Programme Rs. 2715.79 lakh has been provided for 111960 nos of students during the year 2015-16 .
DFID assisted Top up for ST Students. (OGIP) (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 387.17 lakh)
ODISHA GIRLS INCENTIVE PROGRAMME (OGIP) is a DFID supported add-on incentive programme wherein the ST & SC girl students of class IX & X will receive additional cash incentive over and above their usual entitlement. The programme will enhance the transition of ST Girl students from Class VIII to Class IX and Class IX to Class X. Under the Programme Rs. 387.17 lakh has been provided during the year 2015-16 .
Establishment of Education Management Unit (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 0.01 lakh)
The SSD, Department runs 1670 Educational Institutions to provide Primary, upper primary, secondary and senior secondary education to the children of ST communities and more than 4.3 lakh students study in these schools; most of the schools runs by the department have residential facilities. Department also run 4696 Hostels in the state providing residential facility to about 3.96 lakh ST Sudents, of which 2.21 lakh are ST Girls Ensuring well-being and safety & security of the boarders, especially girls is one of the significant challenges in front of the Department. Also strengthening the education system in these school and bringing in innovative programmes is another priority of the Department.
Department , therefore proposes to have a dedicated Education management Unit for technical assistance in implementation of some of the innovative projects and for steering the monitoring activities in the schools and hostels under the administration of the Department.
A token provision of Rs. 0.01 lakh has been provided for the year 2015-16 .
Establishment of Scholarship Management Unit (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 0.01 lakh)
For effective management of the scholarship Schemes under the Department and to roll out centralized payments to the beneficiaries into their bank-accounts, Department proposes to set up a technical team in form of scholarship Management Unit to exclusively manage all aspects of Scholarship programme.
A token provision of Rs. 0.01 lakh has been provided for the year 2015-16 .
Sponsoring ST Students from remote state pockets to study in reputed English Medium Educational Institution (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 0.01 lakh)
Under the scheme, students will be sponsored to reputed educational institutions located in the urban centers for availing quality education and will be provided hostel accommodation in the newly created Urban Hostel complexes.
A token provision of Rs. 0.01 lakh has been provided for the year 2015-16.
Sponsoring ST Students from remote state pockets to study in reputed English Medium Educational Institution (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 0.01 lakh)
nder the scheme, students will be sponsored to reputed educational institutions located in the urban centers for availing quality education and will be provided hostel accommodation in the newly created Urban Hostel complexes.
A token provision of Rs. 0.01 lakh has been provided for the year 2015-16.
Development and maintenance of Tribes scared Grooves and places of worship (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 15.00 lakh)
To conserve and safe maintenance of the scared Grooves / places of worship of Tribes distributed in different parts of Odisha an amount of Rs. 15.00 lakh has been provided for the year 2015-16 for continuance of the scheme.
Post Matric Scholarship for ST students. (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 4896.49 lakh)
Post Matric Scholarship are being awarded to scheduled tribe students for prosecuting their studies at Post Matric, Post secondary and post graduate stages to enable them to complete their studies in recognized educational institutions inside as well as outside the State. Scholarships are awarded as per the rates prescribed by Government of India from time to time. An assistance of Rs. 4896.49 lakh has been proposed during the annual plan 2015-16 to meet the expenditure as per the revised rates and increasing nos. of beneficiaries.
Pre- Matric Scholarship for ST students in Class IX & Class X. (ST & SC Development Department)     ( Rs.2500.00 Lakh)
n order to check the dropout rate, especially in transition of ST & SC Students from elementary to secondary stage of education Pre-Matric Scholarship is paid to the ST Students studying in Class-IX & X. That for implementation of the scheme a provision of Rs. 2500.00 Lakh has been provided in the Annual Plan 2015-16.
Financial Assistance to ST Students for persuing studies in National Institutes (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs.50.00 Lakh)
Post Matric Scholarship are being awarded to scheduled tribe students for prosecuting their studies in National Institutes. Budget provision of Rs. 50.00 lakh has been provided in the Annual Plan 2015-16.
Pre Examination Training for Civil Services for STs (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs.50.00 Lakh)
A token provision of Rs. 0.01 lakh is proposed towards continuance of this scheme during 2015-16.
Construction of Hostels for ST Boys and Girls (ST & SC Development Department)     ( Rs.0.01 lakh)
Under this scheme, a token provision of Rs.0.01 lakh has been proposed for ST Boys Hostels in non-Naxal affected districts. An outlay of Rs. 0.01 lakh is proposed towards State Share of the scheme for the annual plan 2015-16.
Umbrella Scheme for Education of ST Students. (ST & SC Development Department)     ( Rs. 10904.00 lakh)
(a) Post Matric Scholarship are being awarded to scheduled tribe students for prosecuting their studies at Post Matric, Post-secondary and post graduate stages to enable them to complete their studies in recognized educational institutions inside as well as outside the State. Scholarships are awarded as per the rates prescribed by Government of India from time to time. A provision of Rs. 5500.00 lakh has been proposed during the annual plan 2015-16 to meet the expenditure as per the revised rates and increasing nos. of beneficiaries.
(b) In order to check the dropout rate, especially in transition of ST & SC Students from elementary to secondary stage of education, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India have launched a new Central assisted Scheme towards “Pre-Matric Scholarship for ST Students studying in Class-IX & X, w.e.f 01.07.2012. That for implementation of the scheme a provision of Rs. 3500.00 Lakh has been provided in the Annual Plan 2015-16.
(c) Under the scheme Book Bank reference books are provided for ST students reading in recognized Medical / Engineering / Polytechnic colleges in the State. An outlay of Rs. 20.00 lakh is proposed towards the scheme for the Annual Plan 2015-16.
(d) Establishment of Ashram Schools in TSP Areas: Revised guidelines for construction of Ashram Schools i.e. School Building, Hostels, Kitchen and Staff Qrs. for Girls in TSP Areas and establishment of Ashram Schools in the Naxal affected districts of TSP Areas for Boys has been launched for which provision of Rs. 1884.00 lakhs has been provided in the Annual Plan 2015-16 towards creation of capital assets under the scheme.
CENTRALLY SPONSORED PLAN
Research-cum-Training (construction activity) (ST & SC Development Department)     (CS: Rs.0.01 lakh)(SS: Rs.0.01 lakh)
For construction and repair of Tribal Museum, Research Center, Tribal Hostels inside R & TI a token provision of Rs. 0.01 lakh is provided in the budget.
CENTRAL PLAN
Research-cum-Training (ST & SC Development Department)    ( Rs.305.50 lakh)
The State Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes Research and Training Institute (SCSTR&TI) is supported under this scheme with the funding pattern of 50:50 between the Centre and the State. The Institute functions as a premiere research center in the traditions, culture and art and crafts of the tribal communities and also as a repository of data on the State’s tribal economy and society. The Institute has set up a high class tribal museum and is now developing a tribal Art gallery. A documentation center and a resources center are also being set up. The Institute also organizes both national and State level training programmes for various categories of officers of different departments of the State and Central Government. National Training Programmes are sponsored by the Training division of the Department of Personnel and training and the Department of Environment, Forest and Wild life of the Government of India. The programmes cover a wide range of subjects such as (i) Research methodology, (2) Health concerns (3) role of women and gender issues in tribal development, (4) Project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation (5) Education and culture and (6) forestry issues in tribal development etc. An outlay of Rs. 305.50 lakh is proposed for the year 2015-16.
Development of Primitive Tribal Groups in the State (ST & SC Development Department)    (Rs.5000.00 lakh)
This scheme is meant for the development of Primitive Tribal Groups. For effective interventions for the development of PTGs, 5 year perspective plans have been prepared for each of the 17 Micro Projects established in the State. The perspective plans have been prepared on the basis of detailed base- line surveys taken up during 2001-02 by taking into account the specific problems identified during the survey, the prospects for agriculture and horticultural development in the given agro-climate conditions, the health and educational needs and critical gaps in the existing economic and social infrastructure. Annual action plans have been prepared keeping eye on the 5 year perspective plans in respect of each micro project. A central assistance of Rs. 5000.00 lakh has been proposed for the Annual Plan 2015-16 under this scheme.
Out of the above plan outlay, the provision of Rs.1100.00 lakh will be utilized towards creation of capital assets as per the prospective plan of each Micro Projects.
Grant-in-Aid to STDCC for MFP Operation (ST & SC Development Department)    (Rs.330.00 lakh)
The Tribal Development Cooperative Corporation was set up in 1972 to extend marketing support and to ensure fair prices to Tribals for agricultural and minor forest produce. The Corporation also deals with essential commodities in areas of tribal concentration through retail outlets and fair price shops. MFP operation is being also implemented through SERIFED. A provision of Rs. 330.00 lakh towards Central Assistance has been proposed for the annual plan 2015-16.
Hostels for ST girls and boys (ST & SC Development Department)    (Rs 0.01 lakh)
A token provision of Rs.0.01 lakh is proposed for Annual Plan 2015-16.
Vanabandhu Kalyan Yojona (ST & SC Development Department)    (Rs.1000.00 lakh)
As a part of inseparable commitment. Both Central and state Governments have been initiating various interventions from time to time including Tribal Sub Plan ( TSP Strategy) to ensure socioeconomic up-liftment of tribal population to a desired level. However, there is still a visible gap of human development indices between Scheduled Tribes and other social groups. Poverty, low literacy rates, Poor health indicators, high incidence of malnutrition, inadequate basic facilities and insufficient means for sustainable livelihood are glaring in tribal areas. Thus a consistent and replicable approach of the like of Gujurat Model needs to be pursued to ensure that the benefits of development are reached to the Tribal people at their door steps as per their requirement and interest with special focus. A provision of Rs.1000.00 lakh towards Central Assistance has been proposed Annual Plan 2015-16.
WELFARE OF SCHEDULED CASTES STATE PLAN
Managerial Subsidy to Scheduled Caste & Scheduled Tribe Development Finance Cooperative Corporation (OSFDC) (ST & SC Development Department)    (Rs.187.99 lakh)
OSFDC provides subsidy to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes beneficiaries for bankable Income Generating Schemes through lending banks. The Corporation is maintaining separate staff in districts to implement Dispersed Tribal Development Project (DTDP) and at the State headquarters to implement the credit linked income-generating Programme for SC and ST beneficiaries. Besides it has undertaken massive training Programme in various recognized institutions, for unemployed ST& SC youths. An amount of Rs. 187.99 lakh is proposed for the Annual Plan 2015-16 to meet the establishment cost and salary of the staff at headquarters and district offices. Out of the above provision Rs. 160.00 lakh is earmarked for salary of the staffs.
Rehabilitation of Victims of Atrocities and Legal Aid to SCs (ST & SC Development Department)    (Rs. 0.02 lakh)
A token provision of Rs. 0.01 lakh is provided for Monetary Relief to victims of Atrocities and Rs. 0.01 lakh for Legal Aid to SCs during the Annual Plan 2015-16.
Const. of Hostels for SC Boys (ST & SC Development Department)    (CSS: Rs.0.01 lakh)
A token provision of Rs. 0.01 lakh is provided for the Annual Plan 2015-16.
Enforcement of Protection of Civil Rights Act (ST & SC Development Department)    (SS: Rs.1038.99 lakh) (CSS: Rs. 1039.00 lakh)
The State Government has been assigned special responsibility to implement provisions of the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 and Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) act. 1989. Cash awards to couples getting into inter-caste marriage and grant-in Aid to non-officials Organizations engaged in creating awareness are given under this scheme. An outlay of Rs. 2077.99 lakh has been proposed under the scheme for the Annual Plan 2015-16.
The total proposed outlay Rs. 2077.99 Lakhs will be utilized in following manner.
Sl No. Activites Amount(RS in Lakh)
1 Payment of Monetary Relief to the victims of atrocities under PCR & POA Act, 400.00
2 Legal aid to SC&ST communities for their right, title and possession over the land etc. 40.00
3 Inter Caste marriage 465.00
4 Salary and recurring expenditure of Legal Aid Cells 958.00
5 TA & DA to the witnesses for investigation and trial of cases 10.00
6 Public awareness programme 27.40
7 Construction of Special Courts 177.99
Total 2077.99
Out of the above out lay Rs.177.99 lakh will be utilized towards creation of capital assets.
Book bank for SC students in Medical and Engg. Colleges (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 20.00 lakh)
Under this scheme reference books are provided for SC students reading in recognized Medical and Engineering / Polytechnic colleges in the State. An outlay of Rs. 20.00 lakh is proposed for the annual plan 2015-16 for implementation of the scheme.
Pre Matric Scholarship for the children Whose parents engaged in unclean occupation (ST & SC Development Department)    (CSS: RS.20.80 lakh)
Under this scheme, Pre Matric Scholarship is provided to the SC students residing in hostels of recognized schools, whose parents are engaged in unclean occupations. The scholarship is provided both for hostellers as well as day scholars reading in Class I to X. A Provision of Rs.33.00 lakh has been proposed for the Annual Plan 2015-16.
Post Matric Scholarship for SC students (ST & SC Development Department)    (SS: Rs. 10038.48 lakh)(CSS: Rs. 5600.00 lakh)
Post Matric Scholarship is being awarded to SC students for prosecuting studies at Post Matric, post-secondary and postgraduate stages to enable them to complete their studies in recognized educational institutions inside as well as outside the State. The scholarships are sanctioned as per the rates prescribed from time to time. An assistance of Rs. 15638.48 lakh has been proposed for the annual plan 2015-16 to meet the expenditure arising out of the revision of rates and increasing nos of beneficiaries under the scheme.
Pre- Matric Scholarship for SC students in Class IX & Class X (ST & SC Development Department)    (SS:Rs.2500.00 lakh)(CSS: Rs.2000.00 Lakh)
A provision of Rs. 4500.00 Lakh has been provided in the Annual Plan 2015-16 for implementation of Pre-Matric scholarship to SC students studying in Class IX & X.
DFID assisted Odisha Girl Incentive Programme (OGIP) For Pre-Matric Scholarship to SC day-scholars. (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 1097.04 lakh)
ODISHA GIRLS INCENTIVE PROGRAMME (OGIP) is a DFID supported add-on incentive programme wherein the ST & SC girl students of class IX & X will receive additional cash incentive over and above their usual entitlement. The programme will enhance the transition of ST Girl students from Class VIII to Class IX and Class IX to Class X. Under the Programme Rs. 1097.04 lakh has been provided for during the year 2015-16
CENTRAL PLAN
Special Central Assistance (SCA) for Special Component Plan (SCP) for SCs (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 4707.00 lakh)
Special Central Assistance is being released by Government of India to SCP for SCs for implementation of various economic development programmes under different income generating scheme like agriculture, horticulture, land reforms, minor irrigation, soil conservation, animal husbandry, forestry, fisheries, village and small industries, cooperatives, education etc. This Programme is implemented through OSFDC, which is the state channelizing agency. The special central assistance under SCP to SCs is utilised for composite schemes / programmes for special vulnerable groups in clusters including skill up gradation for assisting SC families. A special central assistance of Rs. 4707.00 lakh has been proposed for Annual Plan 2015-16 for implementation of various income-generating schemes for SCs.
Out of the above plan outlay, provision of Rs.470.70 lakh will be utilized for creation of capital assets.
Hostels for SC boys and girls (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 200.00 lakh)
Under this scheme, proposal has been submitted to GOI for construction of new 4 nos. of SC hostels during 2013-14. A central assistance of Rs. 200.00 lakh has been proposed for the Annual Plan 2015-16 for construction of hostels for SC girls and boys. The entire amount will be utilized towards creation of capital assets.
WELFARE OF OTHER BACKWARD CLASSES
STATE PLAN
Economic Development of Other Backward classes (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs.19.80 lakh)
This scheme is meant for economic development of other backward classes in the state for financing various income generating schemes. Under this scheme, the Other Backward Classes Finance and Development Co-operative Corporation (OBCFDCC) is supported by providing the matching contribution of the State Govt. @ 10% to avail finance from National backward classes finance development corporation (NBCFDC) for the development of OBCs. The State Govt. provides matching share against funds released by NBCFDC. The scheme is executed by the OBCFDCC. During the current year 2007-08, no fund has so far been released by the NBCFDC for implementation of this scheme. A provision of Rs19.80 lakh is proposed for the Annual Plan 2015-16 for continuance of this scheme.
Managerial subsidy to other backward classes Finance and development cooperative corporation (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 12.00 lakh)
The Orissa backward classes Finance and development cooperative corporation (OBCFDCC) is a special purpose vehicle established for providing loans to OBC beneficiaries for taking up income generating activities. The Corporation is supported under this scheme by providing managerial subsidy. A provision of Rs.12.00 lakh has been proposed towards salary component of the corporation during the Annual Plan 2015-16.
Const. of hostels for OBC boys and girls (ST & SC Development Department)     (CSS: Rs. 321.20 lakh)
Under this scheme, hostel facilities are provided to the OBC students pursuing higher studies. An outlay of Rs. 321.20 lakh has been proposed towards this scheme for the Annual Plan 2015-16.. The entire amount will be utilized towards creation of capital assets.
Pre-Matric Scholarships for OBC students (ST & SC Development Department)     (CSS: Rs. 487.00 lakh)
A provision of Rs. 487.00 lakhs has been proposed for payment of Pre Matric Scholarship to OBC students in the Annual Plan 2015-16.
Post-Matric Scholarship to OBC students (ST & SC Development Department)     (CSS: Rs 2577.00 lakh)
The scheme of Post Matric Scholarship sponsored by the Government of India aims at encouraging the students belonging to OBCs / SEBCs to pursue their higher studies.
  • The OBCs / SEBCs student who is continuing his / her Post Matriculation studies successfully in any General or Technical / Professional courses in any Govt. institute or Recognized Private institute is eligible to get the scholarship.
  • The annual income of the parent / guardian of the students should not exceed Rs. 1,00,000/- per annum.
Group (1) - Graduate / Post Graduate level courses in Engg., Medical, Agriculture and Veterinary. CPL course, P.G Diploma course in Management & Medicine, Courses relating to Accountancy, M. Phil, Ph. D and Post Doctoral Programme (D. Litt, D. Sc. etc), L.L.M.
Group(2) - Graduate / Post graduate courses leading to Degree, Diploma, certification areas like Pharmacy, Nursing, Paramedical, LLB, Mass Communication, Hotel Management, Interior Decoration etc. PG courses – MA / M.Sc. / M. Com. / M.Ed. / M. Pharmacy etc.
Group (3) - +3 Courses.
Group (4) - +2, ITI, 3 year Diploma & 2 years vocational courses.
Rate of Scholarships
Type Group-1 Group-2 Group-3 Group-4
Day Scholar 350 335 210 160
Hosteller 750 510 400 260

Scholarship also includes reimbursement of non – refundable compulsory fee charged by educational institutions as per Govt. ceiling.
An assistance of Rs. 2577.00 lakh has been proposed for the Annual Plan 2015-16 under the scheme for implementation.
WELFARE OF MINORITIES
STATE PLAN
Economic Development of Minorities (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 25.00 lakh)
The scheme was introduced with a view to provide loan at a concessional rate of interest to the members of the Minority communities living below the poverty line for setting up self-employment ventures. Government of India have set up National Minorities Development Finance corporation (NMDFC) at the national level with the prime objective of helping enterprising individuals of the minority communities by way of providing loans (subject to economic criteria) to take up income generating activities. Under the scheme, the beneficiaries contribute 5% of the unit cost of the activity while the State Govt. need to contribute 10% of the loan assistance and the balance 85% of loan assistance is reimbursed by the NMDFC. The State Government has nominated the Orissa Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Development Finance Cooperative Corporation as the channelizing agency for implementation of income generating schemes for minorities. An outlay of Rs. 25.00 lakh is proposed for the Annual Plan 2015-16.
Multi Sectoral Development Programme in Gajapati District. (ST & SC Development Department)     (SS: Rs.339.62 lakh) (CSS: Rs.1500.20 lakh)
Multi Sector Development programme is being implemented in Gajapati District for minorities.In the Annual Plan 2015-16 a provision of Rs. 1500.20 Lakh towards Central Share has been provided for implementation of the activities.
This outlay will be utilized towards creation of capital assets.
Pre Matric Scholarship for Minorities (ST & SC Development Department)     (CSS: Rs. 597.80 lakh)
A provision of Rs. 597.80 lakh towards Central share for payment of Pre Matric Scholarship to Minority students has been provided in the Annual Plan 2015-16 for implementation of the scheme.
Post Matric Scholarship for Minority Students (ST & SC Development Department)     (CSS: Rs. 360.00 lakh)
The Govt. of India in the Ministry of Minority Affairs has been implementing the scheme of Post Matric Schoalrship for students’ form class XI to PhD (except Professional / Technical Courses in Degree & PG.) in the minority communities:- under the Prime Minister’s 15 point programme for the Welfare of Minorities announced in June 2006.
Eligibility
The annual income of the parent / guardian of the students will not exceed Rs. 2, 00,000/-. 30% of the Scholarship are earmarked for girl students.
Sl No. Admission and Tuition Fee Actual Subject to a maximum ceiling
1 For class XI and XII Rs. 7,000 p.a
2 For Tech & Voc courses class XI and XII level Rs. 10,000 p.a
3 For Under – Graduate and Post Graduate Rs. 3,000 p.a

Sl No. Maintenance Allowance (For 10 Months) Hosteller Day Scholar
1 Classes XI and XII (Including Tech / Voc) Rs. 380 p.m Rs. 230 p.m
2 * Courses other than technical and professional courses at under graduate and PG Level Rs. 570 p.m Rs. 300 p.m
3 M. Phil and Ph. D (not awarded any fellowship by university) Rs. 1200 p.m Rs. 550 p.m

* For technical and professional courses separate scholarship is available for minority students under merit – cum- means scholarship.
A provision Rs.360.00 lakh has been proposed for the Annual Plan 2015-16 towards scholarship for students of Minority communities.
Merit means based scholarship to minority students     (CSS: Rs.270.00 lakh)
A provision of Rs. 270.00 lakh has been proposed for the year 2015-16 for providing scholarship to meritorious minority students.
CENTRAL PLAN
Multi sector development Programme Skill development /Placement linked Training for minority Youths (ST & SC Development Department)     (Rs. 761.25 lakh)
Proposal has been submitted to Govt. of India for construction of two nos. of ITI centre in Gajapati Districts with project cost of Rs.405.00 lakh each. Provision of Rs. 356.25 lakh has been provided towards Skill development /Placement linked Training for minority Youths. The project cost Rs. 405.00 lakh towards central assistance is proposed in the Annual Plan 2015-16 which will be utilized for creation of capital assets under the scheme.
COMPARATIVE STATEMENT SHOWING THE BUDGET PROVISION FOR 2013-14, 2014-15 & 2015-16 RELATING TO ST & SC DEVELOPMENT & MBCW DEPARTMENT UNDER DEMAND NO.11.
Sl No. Source Budget Provision for 2013-14 Budget Provision for 2014-15 Budget Provision for 2015-16
1 State Plan
1 (i) State Share in CSP Schemes 2058.90 125.04 0.01
1 (ii) SCA for TSP 18000.00 20000.00 11541.00
1 (iii) Spl. Programmee for KBK Dist. 5957.47 6000.00 6000.00
1 (iv) Grant Under Article275(I) 15500.00 15500.00 11906.00
1 (v) EAP 1050.00 7100.00 4200.00
1 (vi) Others( United Schemes) 40433.63 102298.30 104947.51
Total state Plan 83000.00 151023.34 138594.52
2 Centrally Sponsored Plan (CSP) 2806.61 125.04 0.01
3 Central Plan (CP)
3 (i) SCA for SCP for Scs 4707.00 4707.00 4707.00
3 (ii) Others 37037.14 10291.27 9896.77
Total Central Plan 41744.14 14998.27 14603.77
Grand Total (SP,CSP and CP) 127550.75 166146.65 153198.30

ACTION TAKEN BY THE GOVERNMENT ON THE OBSERVATIONS/ RECOMMENDATIONS IN THE 1st REPORT OF THE DEPARTMENTALLY RELATED STANDING COMMITTEE-VIII FOR THE YEAR 2014-15
Sl No. OBSERVATIONS/RECOMMENDATIONS ACTION TAKEN
1 The Committee observed that there should be a separate Budget made for ST & SC Development Department similar to Agriculture budget to provide better facilities to such communities as is done Andhra Pradesh. The Agriculture budget of Odisha has been prepared with combining the budgets of 5 departments namely with Agriculture, Water Resources, Fisheries and Animal Husbandry, Co-Operations and Energy department. The budget provisions outline the provision of funds to general expenditure which include the flow to TSP and SCSP as is done in other department’s budget. On the other hand, the budget of ST & SC Development department has been prepared earmarking funds under (i) welfare of Sch. Tribes (ii) Welfare of Sch. Castes (iii) Welfare of OBC and (iv) Welfare of Minorities. Moreover, budgets of all other departments have been prepared by earmarking funds under flow to TSP and flow to SCSP under separate minor budget heads i.e. 789-SCSP and 796-TASP which are non-divertible. Hence, all departments of the Govt. of Odisha have put their funds for development of ST & SC in a proportion equivalent to the ST/SC population percentage. In other words, not less than 22.13% and 16.53% of the State budget have been earmarked under flow to TSP & SCSP respectively which are the population percentage. In Andhra Pradesh, the flow of funds under the TSP component is ensured under an Act passed by the legislature of Govt. of Andhra Pradesh.
2 It was recommended by most of the Member of the Committee that the existing High Schools in the TSP areas need to be up-graded to Higher Secondary Schools to provide facilities for the ST & SC category students passing out HSC Examination at +2 Levels. Most of the Members also stressed the need for providing all kinds of facilities in the existing Hostels and Schools functioning under the ST & SC Development Department. Govt. in ST & SC Development Deptt. have proposed 28 nos of SSD High Schools in different TSP blocks for upgradation to Higher Secondary Schools having Science stream. The said proposal has already been approved by P & C Deptt. Now the said proposal is pending with Finance Deptt. for concurrence.
3 It was also strongly stressed by a number of Members of the Committee to establish a Model School exclusively for the ST & SC students in Bhubaneswar in the pattern of KISS of KIIT. To provide education exclusively to ST/SC children, Govt. in SSD Deptt. have established 505 Nos of Sevashram/766 nos. of Ashram/ 337 nos of High Schools 19 nos of Educational Complex, 13 nos of EMRS and 22 nos of Higher Secondary Schools allover the State. The department is considering a scheme to provide quality education to ST students in the best urban schools in the State. Accordingly Urban Hostel Complexes have been established in Berhampur, Rourkela and Bhubaneswar. It is proposed to launch the scheme by 2016-17 academic year.
4 The Committee stressed the need for better monitoring of the functioning of the Hostels and Schools functioning under the ST & SC Department Schools. Time and again detailed guidelines have been issued by State Government for ensuring better supervision and monitoring of the schools and hostels of the SSD Department. The Head Master/ Mead Mistress/ Principals of the school are completely responsible for all day-to-day management of the schools. For proper supervision of the girls hostels, lady Assistant Superintends have been placed. In Girls hostels, lady Cook cum attendants has been provided. In order to monitor the health condition of the student boarders, ANMs have been engaged in a cluster of schools. Detailed guidelines have been provided for ensuring the safety and security of student boarders, Management of Mess activity and for monitoring of schools by WEOs, ADWOs, DWOs, PA ITDAs and Collectors.
5 Hon’ble Members also raised the issuance of Caste Certificate by the Tahasildars as a result of which the students seeking admission in schools/ colleges are facing difficulty. It was suggested that Caste Certificate be given for life similar to date of birth certificate or in 10th Class Caste Certificate indicating date of birth and also the Caste. Regarding issuance of Caste Certificate it may be stated here that the Tahasildars/ Revenue authorities are giving Caste Certificate to persons/ students belonging to SCs/ STs fr admission in School/ Colleges as per Rules. There is no limitation period of validation of a Caste Certificate as per “The Odisha Caste Certificate (for SCs/ STs) Rules 1980” & its subsequent Circulars issued in this Department during the year 1983, 2005, 2006 & 2008. Hence Caste Certificate issued the competent authorities as per Rules, at any time, can be accepted & there is no necessity of amendment of the said Rules.
6 It was also discussed that as the first step all the half constructed/ unfinished hostels undertaken in earlier years to be made fully functional and should be complete in all respects and only after that to take up new hostels during 2014-15. It was noted that only 70 hostels for STs in this year’s budget has been provided. In the current year, 2014-15 no hostel for ST student has been sanctioned since hostels sanctioned prior to 2013-14 have not been completed and functional in every respect.
7 Hon’ble Members while appreciating the establishment of the Educational Complexes in the PVTG areas stressed the need of more monitoring to ensure livelihood initiatives for the PVTGs in Micro Project areas and strengthening of such Offices. It was informed by the Commissioner-cum-Secretary that Government is taking steps in that regard for implementation of the OTELP Project. As part of livelihoods initiatives various livelihoods interventions are being undertaken in the programme areas of OTELP. The facilities are available for all the villagers as beneficiary in the programme villages which includes PVTGs staying in the same village. No separate intervention is taken for PVTGs under OTELP.
8 The Budget allocation that, has been made in different schemes of various Departments should be reviewed quarterly. Steps are being taken to review the flow of funds to TSP/ SCSP on a quarterly basis.
9 Budgetary provision be made under minority communities by creating single Head of account instead of different sub-head in various Department. As Minority Welfare related subjects/ Schemes are being dealt in different Departments of Govt. viz.S & ME, Law, Culture, R & DM, M & BCW etc and having different aims and objectives, creation of Single Head of A/ C is not possible at present.
10 Budgetary provision of Rs. 15000/- which has been made for Madrash be enhanced 5 lakhs. Madrassa Board/ Education relates to S & ME Department. As such S & ME Deptt. has been requested vide this Deptt. Letter No. 2782 dt.5.02.2015 for enhancing Budget Provision from Rs. 15,000/- to Rs. 5.00 lakhs under “Grants to Odisha State Board of Madarssa Education”.
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