Special Category States Current Affairs, GK & News

Special Category States

The Special Category states was introduced in 1969. So far extended to 11 states including seven North East states viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland and Tripura and the border states of Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir and Sikkim as well as Himalayan state of Uttarakhand. Special category status enhances the resource capability ..

The Mahila Shakti Kendra scheme to be implemented between centre and states (except for northeast and special category states)

The Government of India (GoI) has approved a new scheme ” Mahila Shakti Kendra” to empower rural women through community participation. The cost for implementing the scheme from 2017-18 up to 2019-20 would be shared in the 60:40 ratio between the Centre and states, except for North East and Special Category States where the ratio ..

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Bihar Government implores Centre for granting the Special Category Status for the state

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has implored Centre for granting Special Category Status for the state. He asserted Special Category status to the state will it will enhance availability of resources by lowering state’s contribution in centrally sponsored schemes, improve access to external resources. It will act as catalyst for private investment and will boost ..

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Rajan Committee’s new methodology to replace ‘special category’ status for devolution of funds to States

The panel set up by the government under the chairmanship of the then Chief Economic Advisor Raghuram Rajan (now RBI governor) has suggested ending the ‘special category’ criteria for providing additional assistance to poorer states. Why did the government set up the Rajan Committee? The Union Government set up Raghuram Rajan Committee amid demands for “special ..

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