Government Schemes

Central Sector Schemes and Centrally Sponsored Scheme

  • Central sector schemes are 100% funded by the Union government and implemented by the Central Government
  • Central sector schemes are mainly formulated on subjects from the Union List. They account for 11% of the Central Government’s
  • In Centrally Sponsored Scheme (CSS) a certain percentage of the funding is borne by the States and the implementation is by the State
  • Centrally Sponsored Schemes are formulated in subjects from the State List to encourage States to prioritize in areas that require more attention. They account for 10% of Central governments
  • Usually Centrally Sponsored Schemes are revisited at the end of each five year plan
  • However, after the discontinuation of Five Year Plan, it has been decided that sunset date will be coterminouswith Finance Commission
  • All the 28 centrally sponsored schemes have Sunset clauses except MGNREGA under Ministry of Rural Development.
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