Hyderabad: Five months into the financial year, and the state government is yet to spend a single rupee on the development of the most backward classes (MBCs) despite Rs 1,000 crore having been allocated for the purpose.
Though the government has set up an MBC corporation and appointed a chairman, guidelines for the expenditure of funds have not been framed.
During the presentation of the budget, the government had said that no work was available for members of the MBC communities, there was no land for them to cultivate and no social security.
They had added that no previous government had taken cognizance of their plight, but the present government would be the much-needed ray of light after several years of darkness.
The setting up of a corporation with a budget allocation of Rs 1,000 crore was proposed. The government accordingly constituted the MBC Corporation and appointed Mr Taduri Srinivas as chairman. But officials say that it is not possible for the corporation to spend any money in the absence of formal guidelines.
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao held a meet at Pragathi Bhavan recently where and MBC welfare programs were discussed. The CM said that Rs 1,000 crore had been allocated for the upliftment of MBCs. “We aim to provide financial assistance to the families of MBCs through the corporation; programmes should be designed for this purpose,” he said.