Budget 2017: Is the much-touted hike in SC/ST welfare allocation a 'fraud'? - Yahoonews
Finance minister Arun Jaitley may have boasted about a 35% hike in this year's budgetary allocation for the welfare of Scheduled Castes and 30% for Scheduled Tribes, but an analysis done by the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) claims that the BJP government played a "fraud". Experts pointed out that the apparent increase in the allocation was because of the Plan/Non-Plan merger, under which general items had been budgeted under SC/ST schemes and funds were merely shifted from one head to the other.
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