CAG finds fault in implementation of schemes for marginal tribal groups

The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) in its latest report highlighted deficiencies in the implementation of various schemes for development of Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) of the state.

ST& SC development minorities and backward classes welfare (SSD) department had decided in 2011 to identify some villages to include in the CCD plan. Accordingly, four out of six sampled micro projects submitted proposals to the department for the inclusion of 260 villages with 40,241 population comprising Juang, Lodha, and Paudi Bhuyans. But these PVTGs were not included in the plan (2012-17) in four micro projects.

It also pointed out inadequate manpower support to micro-projects. Audit observed that against the sanctioned strength of 85 in six sampled micro projects, men in the position were 39 only registering vacancy of 54 percent as of March 2016.

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