Sources of funding:- The Border Areas Development is implementing the following schemes:
- The Special Central Assistance (SCA) under Border Areas Development Programme (BADP) funded by the Government of India.
- The Schemes under Article 275 (i) of the constitution of India funded by the Government of India.
- The Land Acquisition and construction of the departmental buildings, etc funded by the State Government.
- Providing border scholarships to the border students funded by the State Government.
- Construction of Rural Roads in the border areas by the State Government.
- Interstate Border Areas Development Programme (ISBADP) Under State Plan
Method followed in the selection and approval of schemes:- The most important and the only major scheme which the Department is implementing for providing infrastructures and to improve the economy of the border people is the Special Central Assistance namely, BADP. For selection and approval of the schemes under BADP, the State Government has constituted two committees, viz; (i) the District Level Co-Ordination and Selection Committee and (ii) the State Level Screening Committee. The District Level Co-Ordination and Selection Committee is headed by the Deputy Commissioner as the Chairman, the MLAs / MPs and the District Level Officers of the line Departments as Members and the Assistant Director or the BADO of the district head quarter concerned as the Member Secretary. The State Level Screening Committee is headed by the Chief Secretary as the Chairman, representatives of the Home Ministry, DONER and the Border Security Force, Govt. of India, representative of the State Home (Police) Department, Finance Department and Planning Department as Members and the Commissioner and Secretary, Border Area Development Department as the Member Secretary. The District Level Co-Ordination and Selection Committee examine/ scrutinize and recommend to the Government the Schemes / Proposals submitted by the District Officers as per allocation of fund for the District concerned and forward the same to the Director Border Area Development for onward submission to the Commissioner and Secretary, Border Areas Development. The Commissioner and Secretary, BAD placed the same at the State Level Screening Committee for approval. The State Level Screening Committee examine / scrutinize and approve the schemes submitted by the Deputy Commissioner of the border districts. After the Schemes are approved, the same are submitted to the Government of India for approval and sanction.
Agency implementing the schemes:- The Schemes under the Special Central Assistance (BADP) are being implemented by the local committees form by the concerned villages, with technical supervision from the Department, for (i) generating employment amongst the local people of the area and (ii) better quality and early completion of the schemes, except those schemes which are highly technical in nature where implementation has to be done through the technical department only.
Moreover, in connection with the schemes (a) under Article 275 (I) of the Constitution of India funded by the Govt. of India (b) Land Acquisition and Construction of Office building of Offices of Border Area Development Officers (c) Providing border scholarships to border students (d) Construction of Rural roads in the border areas funded by the State Government the Departmental Committee of Border Areas Development Department consisting Principal Secretary as Chairman, Commissioner and Secretary, Officer on Special Duty, Director, Financial Adviser, Under Secretary and Research Officer of Border Areas Development Department as Members scrutinize and approve the schemes.
Implementation of Schemes during the Twelfth plan period:- A special effort is needed in the Twelfth Plan to create a Plan within a Plan. There do exist several flagship programmes of the Central Government which requires being dovetail with BADP to create a greater impact on the inhabitants of the border areas. Special emphasis must be given in the Twelfth Plan to areas where connectivity is poor, which is one of several reasons why they are unable to become active participants in the growth process.