The State authorities has prolonged the SC & ST sub-plan for a interval of 10 years by issuing an ordinance on Sunday, only a day earlier than the present one lapses on Monday (January 23).
The Secretary of the Regulation Division notified the ordinance – Andhra Pradesh Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan and Tribal Sub-Plan (Planning, Allocation and Utilisation of Monetary Sources) (Modification) Ordinance, 2023 – by means of G.O. Ms. No.7 dated January 22.
The ordinance has been promulgated by the Governor below Article 348 (3) of the Structure.
It might be famous that the opposition events had raised a hue and cry because the plan was set to run out and had additionally been alleging large-scale diversion of the funds meant for the welfare of SCs and STs.