Paves approach for enactment of regulation to earmark funds for SC welfare in subsequent VS session
CHANDIGARH: In a landmark transfer that can earmark part of the state’s annual funds for the welfare of the Scheduled Castes in proportion to their inhabitants in Punjab, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Thursday gave the go-ahead for placing a new Bill earlier than the Cabinet, thus paving the best way for its enactment within the subsequent session of the Vidhan Sabha.
The ‘Punjab State Welfare and Development of Scheduled Castes (Planning, Earmarking and Utilization of Financial Resources) Sub-Allocation Bill, 2021’ will even allow the federal government to put in place an institutional mechanism to formulate and monitor the implementation of the Scheduled Caste Sub Plan (SCSP), and issues linked with it.
The laws, when handed within the Assembly, will present the state authorities a platform to guarantee the general improvement of Scheduled Castes by efficient implementation of assorted welfare schemes beneath SCSP.
Notably, Punjab has the best share of SC inhabitants within the nation, at 31.94%.
Reiterating his authorities’s agency dedication to the socio-economic and academic improvement of the SC inhabitants within the state, the Chief Minister mentioned the Bill will give an enormous increase to his authorities’s efforts to make sure the welfare of this section.
An official spokesperson mentioned the Directorate of Scheduled Castes Sub Plan can be the nodal company to guarantee formulation of SCSP, in addition to monitoring its implementation. The authority competent to approve State Annual Budget estimates would additionally accord approval to the SCSP concurrently with the State Annual Budget of the related monetary 12 months, earlier than submitting it to the Punjab Vidhan Sabha. There can be a single mechanism for circulation of funds beneath SCSP, and the Finance Department would stay the controlling authority for this goal.
The progress of SCSP can be reviewed and monitored at State, District and Block ranges, as per process and by the Committee as prescribed. Each Department shall guarantee transparency and accountability in any respect ranges within the implementation of the SCSP.
The efficacy of the laws can be ensured by the systematic and exhaustive procedures on all points with respect to the formulation and implementation of SCSP within the state. Moreover, the departments implementing SCSP would change into liable to implement it in its true spirit for the good thing about stakeholders i.e. Scheduled Castes inhabitants within the State. The new regulation would guarantee transparency and accountability in any respect ranges within the implementation of SCSP. There will even be a provision of incentives for commendable efficiency and penalties for willful neglect of any rule beneath the regulation by a Government functionary.