GoM Approves Restructuring Of Centrally Sponsored Schemes

Chidambaram

The Union Cabinet on June 20 decided to restructure the existing Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS)/ Additional Central Assistance (ACA) schemes in the Twelfth Five Year Plan into 66 schemes, including Flagship programmes. This includes 17 Flagship programmes with significant outlays for major interventions required in health, education, irrigation, urban … [Read more...]

Rationalising Of Existing 147 CSS Into 59 Schemes

A sub-committee, set up by the Planning Commission, has recommended rationalising of the existing 147 Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) into 59 schemes. An amount of over Rs 1 lakh 80 thousand crore was spent on these schemes in the last financial year. The committee was constituted to look into the issue of restructuring of CSS to enhance their flexibility, … [Read more...]

Government Nod For Scholarships For ST Students

Centrally Sponsored Scheme

The government has approved a new Centrally Sponsored Scheme of Pre-Matric Scholarship for Scheduled Tribe (ST) students, studying in Class IX and X. The decision was taken in a meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh. The Scheme will help in minimizing the incidence of dropouts, especially in the transition from the … [Read more...]