SCSP/ TSP grants should be spent only for the targeted communities; Govt’s ambitious programmes should be implemented before August: CM Bommai insists officials

Dr B Thomas (Special correspondent)

State government’s ambitious programmes should be implemented before August.The grants made for the welfare of SC,ST communities should be spent only for these communities, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai instructed the officials at the SC,ST State Development Council meeting.

He also asked the officials to ensure that the Rs.1600 cr deposit in bank accounts of various Boards and Corporations under the Social Welfare department is spent within the next 3 months for SCSP and STP schemes,excluding the Ganga Kalyana scheme.

Else it would be reallocated to various programmes announced this year, Bommai said.

The SC,ST Development Council meeting chaired by the Chief Minister approved the SCSP/ TSP action plan for the year 2022-23 on Friday.

Addressing the meeting Bommai said,stringent measures should be taken to start implementation of SCSP and TSP programmes in Education, Health, Nutrition and Women’s Welfare before August 15.

The funds allocated for the welfare of these communities should be spent only for these communities and should not be diverted.

The Chief Minister sent a clear message that he would on tolerate any lapses in implementation of these schemes.

CM’s other instructions

* Greater priority for individual benefits under SCSP/TSP schemes.

* Speedy distribution of Fellowships/ Laptops under Higher Education department.

* Ensure that the SCSP/ TSP schemes reach the targeted beneficiaries.

Ministers JC Madhuswamy, Govind Karjol, Kota Srinivas Poojary, B Sriramulu and senior officials were present.