Highlights

  • Allocation for National Social Assistance Program (NSAP) has remained unchanged at Rs. 9,500 crore in 2017-18 (BE).
  • Allocation for Rashtriya Swasthya Suraksha Yojana (RSSY), renamed as National Health Protection Scheme, has declined from Rs. 1,500 crore in 2016-17 (BE) to Rs. 1,000 crore in 2017-18 (BE).
  • Allocation for Aam Aadmi Bima Yojana declined from Rs. 450 crore in 2016-17 (BE) to Rs. 350 crore in 2017-18 (BE).
  • Allocation for Atal Pension Yojana has declined from Rs. 200 crore in 2016-17 (BE) to Rs. 155 crore in 2017-18 (BE).
  • Overall budget for Social Security sector has declined in absolute amount in 2017-18 (BE), over 2016-17 (BE).