Akhilesh rejects report on central schemes, writes to PM Modi

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Lucknow
  • Updated: Aug 24, 2015 02:12 IST

Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has rejected the final draft report of the sub-group that the Niti Aayog had constituted for rationalisation of centrally sponsored schemes.

Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chauhan heads the Niti Aayog's sub-group.

The UP chief minister has sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking amendments in the sub-group's recommendations. He said the sub-group had failed to incorporate his suggestions.

"A look at the sub-group's draft reveals that my suggestions have not been incorporated. My suggestions are very important keeping in view the state's economic resources," said the chief minister in his letter.

He said the sub group had included only seven centrally sponsored schemes in the category of core of core schemes. He has demanded that some other centrally sponsored, including Indira Awas Yojana, Rashtriya Krishika Vikas Yojana, Mid Day Meal scheme and Pradhan Mantri Gramin Sadak Yojana (PMGSY), be included in the core of core schemes category instead of keeping them in 50:50 sharing formula. He has also sought amendment in sub group's recommendation about continuation of central funding till the end of the 12th Five-Year Plan (2016-2017) for Asha workers, anganwadi workers and contractual workers.

He said the funding for these schemes should continue even after the 12th plan period.

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