Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan

The concept of Scheduled Castes Sub Plan (SCSP) earlier known as Special Component Plan (SCP) was initiated in the mid-1970s. The objective of SCSP is overall development of Scheduled Castes for bringing them above the poverty line and into the mainstream of national life with equal social & economic status with other sections of the population under which the flow of outlays and benefits from the general sectors in the plan of states for the development of SCs at least in proportion to their population both in physical and financial terms. According to guidelines of the Planning Commission only those schemes should be included under SCSP that ensure direct benefits to individual or families belonging to SCs and priority should be given for providing basic minimum services like primary education, health, drinking water, nutrition, rural housing, rural electrification and rural link roads. Schemes to develop agriculture and allied activities like animal husbandry, dairy etc. that provide a source of livelihood to the SC population should be included. The villages with 40% and above SC population may be saturated first and provided with all the development activities. During the year 2015-16 a sum of Rs. 3383.19 Cr. has been spent out of total state plan of Rs. 20593.75 Cr. and Rs. 152.93 Cr. has been spent out of Rs 188.80 Cr. under SCSP by the Welfare of Scheduled Caste and Backward Classes Department Haryana. A separate cell headed by a Joint Director for effective implementation of Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan (SCSP) has been sanctioned and being established shortly.