Wednesday, August 10, 2011

[ZESTCaste] BPL: More SC/ST families likely to get benefits

BPL: More SC/ST families likely to get benefits

Express news service Posted online: Tue Aug 09 2011, 02:53 hrs
New Delhi : While the Union Cabinet has already approved the
methodology for socio-economic survey to identify below poverty line
families, Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh on Monday hinted
that he was contemplating modifying the methodology to ensure that SC
and ST households have higher probability compared to other sections
to make it to the BPL list.

An indication to this effect was given by Ramesh at a workshop on
socio-economic and caste census here. "The survey will generate rank
list of households based on the principle of 'automatic exclusion' of
families on identified 13 parameters, 'automatic inclusion' of
households on the basis of five parameters, and deprivation ranking of
the remaining households on the basis of seven parameters. While the
exclusion and inclusion criteria are non-negotiable, we can change the
relative weightage of deprivation criteria," he said.


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