indices of admitted questions completed and placed on selen's table. He told me that DS's leave is further extended for another week and the file is better put up next monday.
Subject: Index of Admitted Questions
Indices of Admitted Questions and
replies on Ministry of Finance are prepared. The indices are sorted into 8
broad divisions of (i) Stock, Investment & Public Asset Management; (ii) Pay
and Pensions; (iii) Currency and Coinage; (vi) Direct Taxes; (v) Black Money; (vi)
Indirect Taxes and Gold; (vii) Economic Growth; and (viii) States.
It is observed that as on 8.6.2016 there
are so much short comings in the replies uploaded in the Lok Sabha website.
Some replies are uploaded without annexure, some replies are silent on specific
points while in some replies, the words are corrupted and appear with multiple
notes of interrogations (?????). Some replies are not uploaded at all.
Financial assistance provided by Government of India to
support State’s Five Year/intervening annual plans is called Central Plan
Assistance (CPA) or Central Assistance (CA).
CPA or CA primarily comprises of the following:
(a) Normal Central Assistance (NCA): The
distribution of the NCA is formula based (see Gadgil-Mukherjee Formula) and is untied. Gadgil Formula of
determining the Central Assistance to the State is being adopted from the
fourth five year plan and revised subsequently. Planning
Commission makes the allocation and Ministry of Finance, release the funds in
12 Monthly Installments. From 01.04.2015 onwards, there is no allocation under
NCA. This is because the 14th Finance
Commission (FFC) has substantially enhanced the share of the
States in the Central divisible pool from the current 32 % to 42 %,
which is the biggest ever increase in vertical tax devolution. FFC recommendations
factor in both Plan and Non-plan revenue expenditure of the States and tax
devolution is untied. The last two Finance Commissions i.e. 12th FC (2005-10)
and 13th FC (2010-15) had recommended increase of 1% and 1.5% respectively.
Besides share of central taxes, FFC has recommended grant – in –aid amounting
to Rs.5.4 lakh crore over its award period to cover Revenue Deficit of States,
local body grants (both to rural and urban local bodies) and grants for
augmenting the State’s Disaster Response Fund (SDRF). Seen over the Finance
Commission’s award period, there is an increase of about Rs. 25 lakh crore in
tax devolution and Rs.2.7 lakh crore in grant-in-aid recommended by the FFC as
compared to the 13th Finance Commission. During 2015-16 alone, increase in
transfer to States over 2014-15 (both from tax devolution and FFC grants
together), is estimated to be about Rs. 2.1 lakh crores.Since NCA was an untied
assistance, higher transfer of untied devolution of taxes is expected to take
care of no allocation under NCA. From 2015-16 onwards, the allocations under
NCA are subsumed in the increased rate of tax devolution.
(b) Additional Central Assistance (ACA):This
is provided for implementation of externally aided projects (EAPs), and for
which presently there is no ceiling. Unlike NCA, this is Scheme based. The
details of such schemes are given in the Statement 16 of the Expenditure Budget Vol. I. There can be One time ACA and
advance ACA. One time ACA are assistance given by Planning
Commission to particular States for undertaking important State specific
programmes and schemes. These are one time assistance and thus not recurring.
These assistances are discretionary in nature. Advance ACA are
advances given to special category states in times of financial stress and
recoverable in ten years.
(c) Special Central Assistance (SCA), which
is provided for special projects/programmes e.g., Western Ghats Development
Programme (WGDP), Border Areas Development Programme etc. (In exceptional
situations, Advance Central Assistance, may also be provided.) This special
plan assistance is given only to special category states to bridge the gap between their
Planning needs and resources. In other words, SPAs are ACA to special category
States. Special Plan Assistance (SPA) is provided to the Special Category
States for funding of projects identified by the States that are not covered by
any Central scheme and for non-recurrent expenditure of a developmental nature,
based on the recommendation of the Planning Commission. From 01.04.2015
onwards, there is no allocation under SPA and SCA (untied).
CPA is provided, as per scheme of financing applicable
for specific purposes, approved by Planning Commission. It is released in the
form of grants and/or loans in varying combinations, as per terms & conditions defined by Ministry of Finance,
Department of Expenditure.
Central Assistance in the form of ACA is provided also for various Centrally Sponsored Schemes viz., Accelerated Irrigation
Benefits Programme, Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana etc. and SCA is extended to
states and UTs as additive to Special Component Plan (renamed Scheduled Castes
Sub Plan) and Tribal Sub Plan. Funds provided to States under Member of
Parliament Local Area Development Scheme @ Rs.5 crore per annum per MP also count
The term Plan Grants generally comprise of 'Block Grants’
which consists of Normal Central Assistance (NCA), Backward Regions Grant Fund
(BRGF)- Scheme (State Component), Additional Central Assistance (ACA) for
Externally Aided Projects (EAPs), Special Central Assistance (SCA), Special
Plan Assistance (SPA), etc.
Since 2015-16, pursuing the recommendations of the 14th
Finance Commission, Some of the schemes like NCA, SCA (untied), SPA, Additional
Central Assistance for Other Projects (ACAOP), Other ACA, SCA for Hill Areas
Development Programme (HADP/WGDP), SCA under Backward Regions Grant Fund
(BRGF), National e-governance Plan (Mission mode project) and ACA for Left wing
Extremism (LWE) Affected Districts have been discontinued or subsumed under
higher devolution of taxes.
In the Union Budget 2016-17 it was stated that the Plan and
Non-Plan classification will be done away with from fiscal 2017-18.A broad
understanding over the years has been that Plan expenditures are good and
Non-Plan expenditures are bad resulting in skewed allocations in the Budget.
This is proposed to be corrected to give greater focus to Revenue and Capital
classification of Government expenditure.
The patient or death body is brought to hospital. A handful of police on duty in the hospital are there to help in obtaining Medico-Legal Case (MLC) or similar statement. That statement is required for using the hospital mortuary. An Inspection/inspecting Officer (IO) allotted by the Police Station in whose jurisdiction the death lived/occurs, takes care of the autopsy/postmortem. Based on the report therefrom, a No-Objection Certificate (NOC) is obtainable if the body is to be dispatched in air.
4 Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always.
Psalm 130:3-4New International Version (NIV)
3 If you,Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? 4 But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you.
Jeremiah 33:3New International Version (NIV)
3 ‘Callto me and I will answer you and tell you
great and unsearchablethings
you do not know.’
Jacob 4:8 Behold,
great and marvelous are theworks of the Lord. Howunsearchable are the depths of themysteries of him; and it is impossible that man
should find out all his ways. And no manknoweth of hisways save it be revealed unto him;
wherefore, brethren, despise not therevelations of
International Version (NIV)
8 Come near to God and he
will come near to you.Wash
sinners, and purify your hearts,you double-minded.