TS to lose central fund?
Telangana State would be losing a whopping Rs 1,500 crore which it was entitled for the implementation of Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS) in the current financial year, thanks to the changes effected by the Union government in the cost sharing pattern. Besides foregoing its share of funds from the Centre, it would have to bear an additional financial burden of another Rs 1,500 crore on the implementation of these schemes- which in turn would mean an additional burden of Rs 3,000 crore on the State exchequer.
It may be noted that the Union Government has decided to de-link eight Centrally Sponsored Schemes (CSS), including National e-Governance Plan, Backward Regions Grant Funds, Modernisation of Police Forces and Rajiv Gandhi Panchayat Sashaktikaran Abhiyaan (RGPSA), from its support. As many as 24 CSS will have to be run as per the changed sharing pattern. The State government has already taken up the issue with the NITI Aayog in a meeting held in Delhi.