Adopted at the 20th Congress of the CPI(M), Kozhikode, April 4-9, 2012
For SC and ST Rights:
Demand for Legal Mechanism to Implement
Sub-Plan and Employment Quotas
The 20th Party Congress of the CPI(M) notes with concern that the 1980 Planning Commission guidelines for allocation of budgetary resources for the development of scheduled castes and scheduled tribes in proportion to their population, has remained only on paper. Whereas the allocations for STs should be at least 8.2 per cent of the budgetary allocation for the central plan and the allocations for SCs should be at least 16.2 per cent, in this budget as previous ones also, the allocations are roughly half of what it should be.