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Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment allocated Rs 11,689 crore | India News

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NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, which deals with the welfare of the backward classes and people with disabilities, received 11,689.39 crore, an increase of 28.35 percent over the revised amount from the previous financial year .
An amount of Rs 10,517.62 crore has been allocated for the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment for the 2021-22 fiscal year, an increase of 28 percent from the revised budget of Rs 8207.56 crore in 2020-21.
The allocation for the Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities saw an increase of 30.19 per cent to Rs 1,171.77 crore in 2021-22 from Rs 900 crore in 2020-21.
The budget for 2021-22 saw an allocation of Rs 250 crore for the three national commissions: the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, the National Commission for Backward Classes and the National Commission of Safai Karamcharis, compared to the allocation of Rs 70 crore for 2020-21.
Core scholarships: national scholarship for SC, national scholarship for other backward classes and economically backward classes, national scholarship abroad for SC and OBC no amount was allocated.
Autonomous bodies: National University of Rehabilitation Sciences, Disability Studies, Rehabilitation Council of India and Indian Sign Language, Research and Training Center, Center for Sports for the Disabled, National Institute for Inclusive and Universal Design, National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation, Support to national institutes. 377 million rupees have been allocated.
The social services sector was allocated 1,017 million rupees in 2021-22 compared to 784 million rupees in 2020-21.
The National Program for the Welfare of Persons with Disabilities received Rs 709 million in 2021-22, an increase of 33.84%. In 2020-21, an allocation of Rs 436.89 crore was made based on the revised amount.

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