The Government of Andhra Pradesh has enacted “The Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan and Tribal Sub-Plan (Planning, Allocation and Utilization of Financial Resources) Act, 2013”. (Act No.1 of 2013) (herein after referred to as Act). G.O.Ms.No.34 Date.01-11-2013
The Act is to ensure, accelerated development of Scheduled Castes (SC) and Scheduled Tribes (ST) with emphasis on achieving equality in the next ten years focusing on economic, educational and human development along with ensuring security, social dignity and promoting equity among Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, by earmarking a portion, in proportion to the population of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the State, of the total plan outlay of the State of Andhra Pradesh as the outlay of the Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan (SCSP)/Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) of the State.
The Act also envisages constitution of “District Monitoring Committee for SCSP &TSP.” Under Section 22 (1&2) of the Act, the Government shall constitute a District Monitoring Committee in the each district with the District Collector as its Chairman, which shall be responsible for implementation of the SCSP / TSP in the district. The district Planning Committees of each district shall review the implementation of SCSP / TSP periodically.
In the first and second meetings of the State Council for development of SCs and STs under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Chief Minister which were held on 26.02.2013 and 21-5-2013 respectively, it was decided that the Nodal Agencies should set up the District Monitoring Committee for SCSP &TSP under the Chairmanship of District Collector immediately.
In exercise of the powers conferred by Sections 22 (1 & 2) of the Act No. 1 of 2013, Government hereby orders constituting the “District Monitoring Committee for SCSP & TSP under the chairmanship of District Collector” with the following composition and functions for the matters relating to Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan (SCSP) and Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP).
The composition of the District Monitoring Committee for Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan (SCSP) and Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) shall be as follows:
1 District Collector Chairman
2 (a) (a) Project Officer, ITDA
(b) (b) Executive Director, SC Corporation Member-Convenor (in ITDA Districts) Member-Convenor (in non ITDA districts)
3 Deputy Director, Social Welfare Member
4 Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Parishad Member
5 Divisional Forest Officer(Dist.HQ) Member
6 District Panchayat Officer Member
7 Project Director, DRDA Member
8 Project Director, DWMA Member
9 District Manager, Housing Member
10 Chief Planning Officer Member
11 District Educational Officer Member
12 District Medical & Health Officer Member
13 Joint Director, Agriculture Member
14 Joint Director, Animal Husbandry Member
15 Superintending Engineer, Irrigation Member
16 Superintending Engineer, R & B Member
17 Superintending Engineer, RWS Member
18 Superintending Engineer, PR Member
19 Superintending Engineer, TRANSCO Member
20 Executive Engineer, Tribal Welfare Member
21 Project Director, Women Development & Child Welfare Member
22 Project Director, MEPMA Member
7. Special Invitee – The District Monitoring Committee may invite any person as deemed necessary as Special Invitee to its meetings.
8. The District Monitoring Committee shall carry out the following functions:
a. Implementation of Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan (SCSP) and Tribal Sub Plan: The District Monitoring Committee for SCSP and TSP shall review the implementation Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan and Tribal Sub Plan in the district with line departments for ensuring conformity to the provisions of the Act.
b. Frequency of meetings: The District Monitoring Committee shall meet at least once in two months or as frequently as necessary.
c. Review and Monitoring: The District Monitoring Committee shall review and monitor the allocation, expenditure and implementation of SCSP and TSP in the district based on the scheme wise physical and financial targets communicated by the Nodal departments from time to time.
d. Monitor the Implementation of Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan and Tribal Sub Plan: The District Monitoring Committee shall monitor the implementation of Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan and Tribal sub plan to promote equity in the development among various social groups within Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and focused development of backward Scheduled Caste habitations and Tribe habitations, with special attention on Scheduled Tribes residing in scheduled areas.
e. Coordination: The District Monitoring Committee shall coordinate with the departments in the preparation of district level Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan and Tribal sub plan.
f. Transparency and Accountability: The District Monitoring Committee shall cause the maintenance of scheme wise, village wise and beneficiary wise details of both physical and financial benefits and shall be placed in the web portal for tracking the progress of the implementation, expenditure, output and outcome indicators as may be prescribed in Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan and Tribal sub plan.
g. Facilitating Social Audit: The District Monitoring Committee shall facilitate at least annual social auditing of expenditure of Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan and Tribal sub plan and facilitate analysis of improvement in Human Development Index against the projections for the State and district.
h. Gap analysis for better targeting i.e. gaps in development, spatial distribution of deprivation of socio economic indicators for prioritizing the investment being utilized for gaps identification shall be done by the District Monitoring Committee.
i. Third party physical verification: The District Monitoring Committee shall also take up the third party physical verification of works/schemes being implemented under SCSP and TSP.
j. Annual Report: The District Monitoring Committee shall submit an annual report to the Nodal Department / Nodal Agency of SCSP and TSP on outcome of implementation of SCSP and TSP containing department wise achievements and the un utilized funds during the financial year under report.
9. The sanctions and the selection of beneficiaries, if necessitated, under SCSP &TSP at the district level shall be made with the approval of the District In-charge Minister.
10. Any other function as may be assigned by the Government / Nodal Department / Nodal Agency of SCSP and TSP from time to time.
1. Act No.1 of 2013, dated:24-01-2013
2. Minutes of the 1st meeting of the State Council for Development of SCs and STs held on 26-02-2013
3. Minutes of the 2nd meeting of the State Council for Development of SCs and STs held on 21-05-2013