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Government of India
Ministry of Finance
28-February-2015 12:54 IST
8 Centrally Sponsored Schemes Delinked from Support of the Centre

24 Schemes to be run with the Changed Sharing Pattern while 31 Schemes will Get Full Support of the Centre

The plan outlay of 2015-16 reflects the compositional shift in the allocations for various Programmes and Schemes in view of high devolution; 42% of Union Taxes, to States as per the recommendation of 14th Finance Commission. Making his Budget Speech while presenting the General Budget 2015-16, the Finance Minister, Shri Arun Jaitley said that consequent to this substantially higher devolution, many schemes on the State subjects are to be delinked from Central support.  However, keeping in mind that some of these schemes represent national priorities especially those targeted at poverty alleviation, Centre has decided that it will continue to contribute to such schemes, the Minister added.  Besides, the schemes mandated by legal obligations and those backed by Cess collection have been fully provided for.


As per the Budget 2015-16, centre has decided to support fully which are targeted to the benefits of socially disadvantaged group.  In case of some Centrally Sponsored Schemes, the Centre: State funding pattern will undergo a change with States to contribute higher share.  Details of changes in sharing pattern will have to be worked out by administrative Ministry/Department.  The details of Plan outlays in 2015-16 are to be seen against this backdrop.


In the General Budget 2015-16, there are 31 Schemes to be fully sponsored by the Union Government, 8 Schemes have been delinked from support of the Centre and 24 Schemes will now be run with the changed sharing pattern.   


To enhance public spending in the economy, Government has significantly enhanced the capital expenditure despite fiscal pressure.  In comparison to capital spending of Rs. 192378 crore in RE 2014-15, the capital spending will be Rs. 241431 crore in 2015-16.  This will be a growth of 25.5 per cent. 


            The list of Schemes (i) to be fully supported by Union Government (ii) to be delinked from support of the Centre (iii)  to be run with the Changed Sharing Pattern is given below:-


(A) Schemes to be fully supported by Union Government:

1.      Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme (MGNREGA)

2.      Multi-Sectoral Development Programme for Minorities (MSDP)

3.      Pre-Matric scholarship for children of those engaged in unclean occupation

4.      Scholarship Schemes (Post and Pre-Matric) for SC, ST and OBCs

5.      Support for machinery for Implementation of Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 and Prevention of Atrocities Act, 1989

6.      National Programme for Persons with Disabilities

7.      Scheme for providing Education to Minorities

8.      Umbrella Scheme for education of ST children

9.      Indira Gandhi Matritva Sahyog Yojana (IGMSY)

10.  Integrated Child Protection Scheme (ICPS)

11.  Rajiv Gandhi Scheme for Empowerment of Adolescent Girls (RGSEAG)-SABLA

12.  National Nutrition Mission

13.  Scheme for Protection and Development of Women

14.  Assistance for Schemes under Proviso (i) to article 275 (1) of the Constitution

15.  Special Central Assistance to Tribal Sub-plan

16.  Sarva Shiksha Abhiyaan (Financed from Education Cess)

17.  Mid Day Meal

18.  Schemes of North Eastern Council

19.  Special package for Bodoland Territorial Council

20.  National Social Assistance Programme (NSAP) including Annapurna

21.  Grants from Central Pool of Resources for North Eastern Region and Sikkim

22.  Social Security for Unorganized Workers Scheme

23.  Support to Educational Development including Teacher Training and Adult Education

24.  Border Area Development Programme

25.  Member of Parliament Local Area Development Scheme (MPLADS)

26.  Cess backed allocation for Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadhak Yojana (PMGSY)

27.  Roads and Bridges financed from Central Road Fund

28.  Project Tiger

29.  Project Elephant

30.  Additional Central Assistance for Externally Aided Projects (loan portion)

31.  Additional Central Assistance for Externally Aided Projects (Grant portion)

(B)  Schemes to be run with the Changed Sharing Pattern:

1.      Cattle Development

2.      Mission for Integrated Development of Horticulture

3.      Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana

4.      National Livestock Mission

5.      National Mission on Sustainable Agriculture

6.      Dairy Vikas Abhiyaan

7.      Veterinary Services and Animal Health

8.      National Rural Drinking Water Programme

9.      Swaccha Bharat Abhiyaan (Rural and Urban)

10.  National Afforestation Programme

11.  National Plan for Conservation of Aquatic Eco-system (NPCA)

12.  National AIDS and STD Control programme

13.  National health Mission

14.  National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM)

15.  Rashtriya Madhyamik Shiksha Abhiyaan (RMSA)

16.  Strategic Assistance for State Higher Education – Rashtriya Uchcha Shiksha Abhiyan (RUSA)

17.  For Development of Infrastructure Facilities for Judiciary

18.  National Land Records Modernisation Programme

19.  National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM)

20.  Rural Housing-Housing for All

21.  Integrated Child Development Service

22.  Rajiv Gandhi Khel Abhiyan (RGKA) (erstwhile Panchayat Yuva Krida aur Khel Abhiyan (PYKKA)

23.  PMKSY (including Watershed programme and micro irrigation)

24.  Impact Assessment Studies of AIBFMP


(C) Schemes delinked from support of the Centre:

1.      National e-Governance Plan

2.      Backward Regions Grant Funds

3.      Modernization of Police Forces

4.      Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyaan (RGPSA)

5.      Scheme for Central Assistance to the States for developing export infrastructure

6.      Scheme for setting up of 6000 Model Schools

7.      National Mission on Food processing

8.      Tourist Infrastructure