Ministries exempted from spending 10% of their Annual Budget in the NER

The criteria followed for exemption of a Ministry / Department are:
  • Highly scientific Ministries / Departments with hardly any scope for work in the North East.
  • The Ministries / Departments having no direct involvement in the North East and Sikkim such as the erstwhile Department of Ocean Development;
  • The Ministries in which case the expenditure in the North East and Sikkim was 'Nil' during the last three years; and.
  • The Ministries / Departments whose Gross Budgetary Support is less than Rs. 10 crores.
Exempted Ministries/Departments