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UPSC gets Rs 170 cr budgetary allocation


New Delhi, July 10,2014: The government today earmarked Rs 170 crore for the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) for 2014-15. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, while presenting the budget for the current fiscal, allocated Rs 170.81 crore to the Commission. The provision is for expenditure on salaries and allowances of the chairman, members and establishment of the UPSC, administrative expenses and for the expenditure related to conduct of the examinations by the Commission.The UPSC conducts prestigious civil services examination to select officers for Indian Administrative Service (IAS), Indian Foreign Service (IFS) and Indian Police Service (IPS) among others. The Commission had got Rs 166.64 crore for 2013-14 and Rs 146.52 crore for 2012-13.


Jaitley announces packages for SCs, STs


New Delhi, July 10,2014: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Thursday announced a mix of welfare plans and financial allocations to uplift people belonging to the scheduled castes (SCs) and scheduled tribes (STs).Amounts of Rs.50,548 crore and Rs.32,387 crore were announced under the SC plan and TSP (Tribal Sub Plan), respectively, for the welfare of the SCs and STs. "The government is committed to the welfare of SCs and STs. This year an amount of Rs.50,548 crore is proposed under the SC Plan and Rs.32,387 crore under the TSP," Jaitley said while presenting the union budget for 2014-15.He further announced a sum of Rs.200 crore to help aspiring entrepreneurs belonging to the SC category. "To provide credit enhancement facility for young start-up entrepreneurs belonging to scheduled castes, who aspire to be part of the neo-middle class, I propose to set aside a sum of Rs.200 crore which will be operationalized through a scheme by the IFCI," Jaitley said.He also announced "Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana" for the welfare of tribals. "For the welfare of the tribals, Van Bandhu Kalyan Yojana is being launched with an initial allocation of Rs.100 crore," Jaitley said.

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