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Maya accuses Cong of diverting funds earmarked for SC/STs
TNN, Aug 3, 2010, 12.50am IST
LUCKNOW: Chief minister Mayawati on Monday charged the Sheila Dixit
government of Delhi of diverting Rs 750 crore allocated under the
special component plan (SCP) for organising the Commonwealth Games
(CWG). Reacting to media reports on the SCP funds being used for the
CWG, chief minister, in a press statement said the money allocated
under SCP has to be spent on the welfare of SC/STs but its use for the
CWG has exposed the anti-dalit mindset of the Congress party.
The chief minister said that majority of SCs and tribals belong to
the below poverty line (BPL) and the decision of the Congress
government in Delhi would deprive these oppressed classes of Rs 750
crore which should have been spent on their welfare. She said the
diversion of funds will mainly affect schemes on health, education and
employment drafted for the most deprived sections of the society. The
anti-dalit mindset of the Congress, she said, explains why dalits
continue to lead a miserable life under inhuman conditions in India,
even after 60 years of Independence.
Maya alleged that under the influence of the Congress-led UPA
government, the Planning Commission did not release over Rs 72,000
crore to be distributed under SCP for various SC/ST welfare schemes.
She added that because of Congress’s `ill-intentions’, SC/STs have not
been able to avail the benefit of reservation in government jobs.
“This could be gauged from the fact that hundreds of reserved category
posts are lying vacant,” she said. Further, she said, despite her
repeated reminders, no action was taken by the UPA government to fill
the backlog posts reserved for SC/STs.
The BSP supremo also connected the issue with alleged hurdles being
created by the UPA government in construction of memorials for SC/ST/OBC
icons in Lucknow. She said BSP government is constructing these
memorials in the honour of great personalities who dedicated
themselves for uplifting the status of the SC/STs in the country but
the Congress is creating obstacles in the construction work, which
shows that the party neither has sympathy for SC/STs not any respect
for the SC/ST/OBC icons. She also accused the Congress of humiliating
SC/ST leaders Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar and Kanshi Ram.
The Wall Street Journal
Taking from the Poor to Give to the Games?
By Devin Banerjee
A new day, a new controversy surrounding the Commonwealth Games, slated to kick off in New Delhi on Oct. 3.
The focus has largely been on Games organizing chief Suresh Kalmadi, but with multiple agencies and departments involved, the glare has also fallen on other organizations. Now, the Delhi government’s department for SC/ST welfare, which is supposed to fund projects to help the city’s underprivileged residents, is being implicated in the alleged mismanagement.
According to official numbers, obtained under right-to-information laws by Indian nonprofit Housing and Land Rights Network, the department will have contributed a total of 7.5 billion rupees ($160 million) to the Commonwealth Games coffers by next year.
HLRN is a member of the Habitat International Coalition, a global network of groups advocating for housing rights on behalf of poor and homeless populations.
The data came from department official Vinod Thukral in response to a June request for the department’s spending figures over the last five years. Those numbers now show $160 million of the $9.8 billion allocated to the department between 2006 and 2011 was “spent in C.W.G.”
Asked Tuesday about the alleged diversion of funds from social welfare projects to the Games, a member of the Communist Party of India said to reporters, “Can anything be more scandalous than that?”
The amount channeled to the Games represents about 1.6% of the funds allotted to the department, whose mission is to aid members of historically discriminated against caste and minority groups. But for activists, that’s 1.6% too much.
“This is an outright embezzlement of funds and outright corruption,” said Miloon Kothari, a member of the activist group and a former United Nations special rapporteur on housing. “Many crimes have been committed against the scheduled castes due to the gross diversion of money.”
In parliament, members of the Bahujan Samaj Party—which has a large base among SC/STs, as people at the bottom of India’s caste totem pole are known—were on their feet Tuesday, demanding an explanation from the Delhi government. But Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit denied the allegations.
Prithviraj Chavan, minister of state for parliamentary affairs, said during Tuesday’s meeting of parliament that the Delhi government will discuss the issue with lawmakers later this week.
Habitat International Coalition is seeking an audit by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India into the exact expenditure on the Commonwealth Games, as well as an explanation by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh into the impact of the Games on social welfare budgets in the state.
Sports-marketing experts have broadly estimated the total cost of Delhi’s Games to be between $2 billion and $6 billion. Housing rights activists maintain some of the money should have been put to more basic and, in their view, worthy causes.
“The entire management of the Games has been marked by mismanagement,” Mr. Kothari said. “Someone has to do a lot of soul-searching, and that person is the prime minister.”
Funds diversion angers opposition in parliament (Roundup)
New Delhi, Aug 3 – The diversion of funds meant for SC/STs to Commonwealth Games projects generated much heat in parliament Tuesday, forcing three adjournments of the Rajya Sabha before the house finally took up the issue.
‘It shows the real mentality of the government which pretends to be pro-SC/ST,’ Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Satish Chandra Misra said while raising the funds diversion issue in the Rajya Sabha in the post-lunch session, adding: ‘Instead of using the funds meant for making schools, health centres and other amenities for the scheduled castes, the government put their money in the Commonwealth Games. It is shameful.’
Responding to the discussion, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Prithviraj Chavan said: ‘It is a serious matter, I will apprise the (Delhi) government (of the concerns raised) and the government will come back with the information shortly.’
According to information given in reply to an RTI application, nearly Rs.744.35 crore from Delhi’s Special Component Plan (SCP), which is meant for improving the standard of living of SC/STs through various government schemes and programmes, was diverted to Games projects.
The issue also figured in the Lok Sabha with BSP members staging a walkout.
After the BSP’s Dara Singh Chauhan raised the issue in the house,
Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Sharad Yadav supported him and said the issue should be discussed.
In the Rajya Sabha, the BSP’s Mishra also demanded a parliamentary panel probe into the diversion of funds for SC/STs.
‘A special parliamentary committee should be constituted and CAG (Comptroller and Auditor General) should come up with a report,’ he said.
Backing the BSP demand, Bharatiya Janata Party leader M. Venkaiah Naidu said the diversion of funds was ‘atrocious’.
‘This is not acceptable, the government of India should intervene, order an enquiry and take action,’ Naidu said.
Communist Party of India-Marxist member Brinda Karat described it as ‘economic oppression’.
‘They have robbed a major chunk of the money meant for scheduled castes and scheduled tribes, it is not Commonwealth Games, it is Lootwealth games,’ Karat said.
She also alleged that the diversion was done with the permission of the Planning Commission.
‘Planning Commission is headed by the prime minister, it happened with their permission,’ she maintained.
Bhalchandra Mungekar (Nominated) said that diversion of funds was against the rules.
‘The diversion of funds is indefensible, the funds earmarked for Special Component Plans and tribal sub-plans is non-divertible and non-lapsable,’ he said.
Ruckus over funds diversion
Agitated over the alleged diversion of funds from Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe welfare schemes to the Commonwealth Games, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) members disrupted proceedings in both Houses of Parliament on Tuesday.
While the Rajya Sabha, with Satish Chandra Mishra (BSP) leading the charge, witnessed disturbances right from the start, his colleague Dara Singh raised the issue during question hour in the Lok Sabha. “It shows the real mentality of the government which pretends to be pro-SC/ST,” Mr. Mishra said.
Supported by his colleagues who stormed the well demanding a probe, Mr. Singh said such brazen “bungling” of money would not be allowed by the party. When repeated attempts to restore normality failed, Speaker Meira Kumar adjourned the House for 30 minutes.
When the House re-assembled, the BSP members were again on their feet, supported this time by the Rashtriya Janata Dal’s Lalu Prasad and Janata Dal (U) president Sharad Yadav.
In both Houses, the BSP contended it had given notices for discussion and wanted the presiding officers to immediately decide whether or not the demand was being accepted. When the Speaker expressed her inability to do so, the BSP members walked out in protest.
In the Rajya Sabha, a short-duration discussion was allowed after three adjournments. Brinda Karat (Communist Party of India-Marxist) said, “They have taken away a major chunk of the money meant for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, it is not Commonwealth Games, it is lootwealth games…The Planning Commission is headed by the Prime Minister. It happened with their permission.”
D. Raja (CPI) described the alleged diversion as an “unpardonable offence.”
“It is a serious matter, I will apprise the (State) government and the government will come back with the information shortly,” Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs Prithviraj Chauhan assured the members.
Uproar in RS over ‘diversion’ of SC/ST funds for Games
NEW DELHI: The news of diversion of SC/ST funds by the Delhi government for Commonwealth Games had its immediate impact in Parliament on Tuesday. While the Opposition, led by BSP, managed to extract the promise of short duration discussion on the Games in the Rajya Sabha, the sports ministry might finally get the chance to implement its plan of capping the term and age of office- bearers of various sports bodies.
As soon as the Question Hour began in the Rajya Sabha, after the obituary references, BSP members were up on their feet to protest against the alleged diversion of SC/ST funds by the Delhi government for the Games.
Even UP chief minister Mayawati joined the issue. In a statement, she said this act by the Delhi government indicated their anti-SC/ST mentality towards the poor SCs and STs, who are living in Delhi. She alleged that it was a blatant violation of Planning Commission’s regulations.
BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra demanded suspension of the Question Hour to discuss the issue, with the Left and BJP MPs also lending their support to the demand.
“Please give a call attention notice. The Chair appreciates the concerns you want to raise. Please don’t disrupt proceedings,” chairman Hamid Ansari pleaded.
But, the BSP would have none of it. Leader of the Opposition in the Upper House Arun Jaitley said the discussion on the alleged diversion of funds should be fixed immediately since it was a very important issue.
Ansari, however, said he could fix the time only after discussion with the House’s business advisory committee. “This is Question Hour. I am bound by it. I cannot waive it,” he said. But his plea fell on deaf ears as the House had to be repeatedly adjourned amid the din of slogans like “SC/ST virodhi yeh sarkar, nahi chalegi, nahi chalegi.”
After lunch when the House convened, the issue of diversion was turned into a Zero Hour mention by deputy chairperson K Rehman Khan. Nominated member Bhalchandra Mungekar said as a former member of the Planning Commission he was party to the decision that funds for SC/ST programmes are non-lapsable and cannot be transferred for any other purpose. However, Brinda Karat of CPM said, “Commonwealth has become a loot and what is being looted is Rs 744 crore of Special Component Plan (SCP).” She alleged that the Planning Commission is party to it since its own circular of 2005 states that if SCP is diverted, annual budget would not be passed. How come then since 2005 Delhi government’s budget has been passed?” she asked.
CPM’s Sitaram Yechury questioned the “huge” spending on the renovation of several stadia in the capital for the Games and alleged diversion of funds from the sub-plan meant for development of SCs/STs.
Quoting figures from the Games’ website, Yechury said the cost of renovating the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium was Rs 961 crore, for Indira Gandhi Stadium it was Rs 669 crore, for Dhyan Chand Stadium Rs 262 crore and the Karni Singh Shooting Range Rs 149 crore. Maintaining that the total renovation cost for the CWG was Rs 4,459.48 crore, Yechury said “these costs are huge. Compare them with the costs incurred in the renovation of Ferozeshah Kotla stadium. It was only Rs 85 crore.”
Were funds for SC/ST schemes used for Commonwealth Games?
New Delhi: BSP, BJP and the Left parties on Tuesday created uproar in Parliament over allegations of diversion of funds for SC/ST schemes to Commonwealth Games projects and demanded a Parliamentary probe into it.
The least that the government can do is to ensure that funds meant for SC/STs were not diverted.
In the Lok Sabha too, BSP members disrupted the proceedings briefly.
As soon as Rajya Sabha met for the day, BSP members were on their feet referring to an RTI reply which reportedly showed that the Delhi government diverted ` 744 crore from Special Component Plan for SC/ST to Games projects.
The members, wanting an immediate discussion on the issue, created pandemonium which led to three adjournments.
The Chair, finally allowed a brief debate on the issue in post-lunch sitting.
Raising the matter, BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra demanded that a Parliamentary committee should be set up to probe the allegations of fund diversion.
Describing the Congress governments at the Centre and Delhi as “anti-SC/ST”, he said, “There is 2.4 million SC population in Delhi. Instead of providing civic infrastructure and other facilities for them, it was spent on a 14-day event. This is shameful.”
Mishra said the funds were diverted flouting guidelines of the Planning Commission and the National Development Council.
Venkaiah Naidu (BJP) termed the diversion of funds given under constitutional provisions as “atrocious” which was “unacceptable”. His colleague S S Ahluwalia said there was a “ghapla (bungling)” in the CWG projects.
Brinda Karat (CPM) said even labourers, mostly SC/STs, were being exploited by the contractors.
D Raja (CPI), Rajneeti Prasad (RJD) and Mahendra Mohan (SP) too termed it as serious and wanted action.
Responding to members’ concern, Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs, Prithviraj Chavan agreed that the matter was serious and he would ascertain the facts from the Delhi Government and report back to the House next week.
Wed,04 Aug 2010
‘SC/ST funds were diverted’
As the city’s October date with the Commonwealth Games (CWG) draws nearer, financial irregularities seem to be tumbling out of the closet all at the same time. Alleging the Delhi government of “robbing the reserved classes of their rights”, officials of NGOs, Housing and Land Rights Network (HLRN) and National Campaign on SC/ST and Human Rights (NCDHR) said the government diverted funds to the tune of Rs 744 crore from the Special Component Plan (Scheduled Caste Sub Plan) to meet CWG-related expenses.
The amount includes the proposed expenditure for the current year as well. The allegation is based on the data provided by the Delhi government’s department for the welfare of SC/ST/OBC/Minorities in response to an RTI application.
In the reply, details of the expenditure from the fund have been provided from the year 2006 to 2010 in a tabulated form.
One section in the table clearly lists expenditure under ‘Amount spent in CWG’. A copy of the response is with the Hindustan Times.
“The diversion of funds is illegal. In the Planning Commission’s master guideline for the special component plan, the funds are non divertible and non lapsable,” said Miloon Kothari, executive director, HLRN.
Admitting that the government spent crores of rupees meant for the welfare of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to fund preparations for the October Commonwealth Games,
According to the report released by the NGOs, more than 50 per cent funds have been diverted towards transport under the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, New Delhi Municipal Council and Public Works Department (Rs 583 crore).
“Such notations in the budget books indicate that there is scope for immense embezzlement of funds,” said Kothari.
Sheila govt diverted SC/ST fund for Commonwealth Games
NEW DELHI: Allegations of corruption in the Commonwealth Games projects held up Parliament on Tuesday, barely 24 hours after it settled down to conduct legislative business. The most recent in the string of charges is the alleged diversion of funds earmarked for schemes for Scheduled Castes and Tribes to the CWG Games. BSP, BJP and the Left parties have demanded a parliamentary probe into it.
It would appear that nearly Rs 745 crore have been diverted from the Special Component Plan for SC/STs of the Delhi government to funding the CWG projects. The information had been procured as part of a reply to an RTI application. The issue was raised in both Houses of Parliament by BSP members.
In the Rajya Sabha, BSP member Satish Chandra Mishra’s demand for suspension of Question Hour was supported by the Left and BJP. Their demand was not entertained by Rajya Sabha chairman Hamid Ansari. Mr Mishra demanded that a parliamentary committee should be set up to probe the allegations of fund diversion. Describing the Congress governments at the Centre and Delhi as “anti-SC/ST”, the BSP leader said, “There is 2.4 million SC population in Delhi. Instead of providing civic infrastructure and other facilities for them, funds were spent on a 14-day event. This is shameful.” Mr Mishra said that the funds were diverted flouting guidelines of the Planning Commission and the National Development Council. Joining issue, BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu termed the diversion of funds given under constitutional provisions as “atrocious” and “unacceptable”.
Premier India Portal!
The issue of diversion of funds meant for SC/STs to Games projects was raised Tuesday in both houses of parliament by the Bahujan Samaj Party and opposition members.
Mayawati holds meeting of party MLAs ahead of session
Press Trust Of India
Lucknow, August 04, 2010First Published: 18:49 IST(4/8/2010)
With the Monsoon Session of Uttar Pradesh Assembly likely to start on
a stormy note on August 6, Chief Minister and BSP supremo Mayawati ON
Wednesday held a meeting of party MLAs and MLCs and issued necessary
directives. “The CM held a meeting with the ministers, party MLAs and
MLCs and had a detailed discussion about the monsoon session of the
state assembly on August 6 and issued necessary directives,” a party
The upcoming Monsoon Session is all set to start on a stormy note as
the opposition parties are planning to corner the government on the
law and order and price rise issues.
Mayawati said at the meeting that directives issued during earlier
sessions should be followed this time as well.
She said that ministers should execute Parliamentary works with full
She said that the party was committed to ensure smooth and peaceful
conduct of the House so that its time could be utilised for discussion
of contemporary and important issues.
The BSP supremo directed the party members to present information
regarding welfare schemes implemented by the state government during
various discussions and debates.
She also asked the MLAs to visit their respective areas during
vacations and solve problems being faced by the people.
“The members should apprise the minister concerned about problems
which are to be resolved at the government level,” she said.
Meanwhile, Mayawati met Governor B L Joshi and apprised him about the
legislative works to be executed during the session.
Plan panel to inspect ‘diversion’ of SC/ST funds
Subodh Ghildiyal, TNN, Aug 5, 2010, 12.36am IST
NEW DELHI: As diversion of SC/ST welfare funds for Commonwealth Games
draws the ire of the political class, the Planning Commission has
called a meeting of NGOs to see instances of such diversions across
The Plan panel will meet the voluntary organisations working for SCs
and STs around August 23 to get a first-hand knowledge of how states
had used money meant for dalit and tribal schemes to fund other
It is part of a larger exercise undertaken by a Planning Commission
taskforce to make the subplans inviolable. The taskforce is headed by
Plan panel member Narendra Jadhav and comprises Union secretaries for
SC and ST welfare and secretaries of Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and
“We have asked NGOs working for SCs/STs to bring out instances of
diversion,” a senior official said. The information about Delhi was
also exposed by volutary organisations HLRN and NCDHR.
The subplans, launched in 1975, stipulate that every Union ministry
will earmark 15% and 7.5% of its budget for SCs and STs, while states
will do it in proportion to their population.
The information that Delhi government had funnelled Rs 743 crore from
these subplans to fund CWG preparations has triggered a storm, with
the issue even hitting Rajya Sabha proceedings. It has startled more
as the expose has come amid charges of irregularities in the execution
of CWG projects.
A government expert said it was the first big evidence of diversion
from the subplans which are supposed to be non-lapsable and
“The taskforce will draw up guidelines to ensure that the subplan
money cannot be taken out for other works,” he said.
But the Delhi case apart, the practice of diversion is rampant. A
study found that 20% of Union ministries had implemented the subplans
while most states did not follow the guidelines and diverted the
money. The expenditure under the subplans is also low at 40 to 50%.
Besides seeking inputs from NGOs and discussing with states, the
taskforce will visit two backward districts — possibly in Tamil Nadu
and Orissa — to see implementation of subplans.
Mayawati orders action against adulteration of food, drugs
Published: Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010, 20:46 IST
Place: Lucknow | Agency: PTI
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati today ordered strict action
against those indulging in the adulteration of food articles and
During a high-level meeting held in Lucknow this evening, the CM
directed the officials to take tough action against those indulging in
illegal sale of oxytocin and ordered a ban on its illegal sale
Mayawati directed the officers to intensify the drive against those
involved in the manufacturing and sale of sub-standard medicines.
She said that stringent action should be taken against those involved
in the sale of prohibited drugs dangerous for human health.
Nalanda University will take time to materialise, says Amartya Sen
The grand vision of resurrecting the ancient international glories of Nalanda University may take some time to fulfil as ambitions are being tailored to current financial limitations, admitted Amartya Sen, chairman of the Nalanda Mentor Group.
The Group concluded its two-day meeting here on Tuesday, having worked on a blueprint to set up the international venture.
The first big step toward making the dream a reality is likely to be taken this week, when the Nalanda University Bill, approved by the Union Cabinet last month, is introduced in Parliament.
However, Dr. Sen admitted that the University would be starting relatively small — and the growth could be relatively slow.
“The building work will begin as soon as the Bill passes…I should imagine that within a couple of years, there will be buildings and we will begin faculty appointments. You must understand that a university takes a long time to establish.”
He pointed out that it was unclear when the ancient university was started, with a section of historians saying that it probably began life as a local institution in the 4th century and grew to an international stature in the 5th century. Its heyday came only in the 7th century.
Money — or the lack of it — is part of the reason for the slow growth envisaged.
Answering a question of the international nature of the student body, Dr. Sen said that while the University was committed to a globally diverse population, it would be “feasible when the funding comes up.”
Similarly, when asked about the lack of science courses in an institution that was renowned for its mathematicians and astronomers in ancient days, Dr. Sen pointed out that the study of science required expensive equipment in modern days.
“It is much more expensive than setting up literature or business schools. The feasibility question did influence the choice of subjects,” said Dr. Sen, adding that the Bill allowed for the addition of new schools later.
“If we were to raise more money, could we start a new School of Mathematics or Astronomy? Of course, yes.”
‘In the fullness of time’
In fact, his repeated phrase was “in the fullness of time,” curbing the impatience of questioners demanding a deadline for the project.
The only money currently available is the Rs.50 crore, allocated by the Planning Commission as an endowment fund in the form of special grant for the commencement of activities. However, the Bill puts the estimated cost of establishing the University at Rs.1,005 crore.
Funds are being welcomed from private donors, as well as the governments of the east Asia region, which have initiated the project in the first place.
How can the project to revive the Nalanda University, an ancient centre of Buddhist scholarship, not involve the Dalai Lama, one of the most prominent icons of modern Buddhism? Some reports have indicated that sensitivity to the concerns of China, a major player in the east Asia grouping which initiated the Nalanda project, is behind the Tibetan leader’s non-involvement.
However, the Nobel laureate had another explanation. “The Dalai Lama is the leader of a religious group. But being religiously active is not essential for religious studies,” he said, in response to a question from The Hindu.
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