Govt to form SC/ST Commission

Staff Reporter/New Delhi

The Delhi Government has decided to constitute a commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to look into the grievances of the SC/STs in the Capital.

Minister for Social Welfare, Labour and welfare of SC/STs Krishna Tirath said the commission was being formed on the insistence of a large number of SC/ST welfare organisations that an organisation of the same type be formed in the Capital also.

She said that a plan for the setting up of the commission had been formulated and the matter was under active consideration before being proposed to the Cabinet.

She said, "After the approval of the Cabinet, the notification constituting the Delhi Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes would be made. The necessary formalities for setting up the commission have already been completed," she added.

Ms Tirath informed that the welfare measures for SCs/STs, OBCs, minorities and other weaker sections of the society, are being well looked after by the Social Welfare department and the Department of SC/ST Welfare of the Government of Delhi. The Government is monitoring the progress of the schemes meant for the welfare of these sections of the society.

She also informed of a policy decision taken by the government to provide basic amenities such as electricity and potable water in the SC bastis.

The funds for them will be provided by the Department of Irrigation and Flood Control Department of the Government of Delhi.

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Published on: June 5, 2001
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