SC/ST Development Programmes During 2001-2002 In Karnataka State

BUDGETORY PROVISIONS:

During 1999.2000 Paise 5 per rupee was provided for Social welfare department and the same was reduced to paise 4 during 2000.2001.Therefore, paise 10 per rupee shall be provided for Social welfare department.

ECONOMIC PROGRAMMES:

District -level Co-operative Societies shall be formed giving representations to each Taluka in the District nominating the representatives from SC/ST Development Corporation, Social welfare Department, Lead Bank and Co-operative Department. Elected members on the managing committee of such society from the SC/ST shall be more than . Each society shall be given Rs. 1.00 crore as seed money. All the programmes under Special Component scheme , State and Central Government poverty elevation programmes , SC/ST Development Corporation/National Federation and National Co-operative Development Corporation shall be implemented through these societies. Mahanagara palikas shall be treated as separate District and administration of Mahanagara palikas shall provide Rs 1.00 crore per annum to such society.

EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMMES:

All hostels managed by the Social welfare Department shall be provided with Information Technology training facilities. These facilities shall also be extended to the Hostels/Residential schools run by private management where the strength of the SC/ST students is more than 50%.

Upgrading merit of the SC/ST students scheme shall be implemented which has got 100% Central assistance (Rs 15,000// per student per year.)

Drop-outs among SC/ST at primary and secondary education is alarmingly increasing. A Task force committee shall be formed to ensure bringing the children to the schools.

All un-aided Schools and colleges run by the SC/ST Management shall be provided GRANTS .

THE POLICY OF RESERVATION IN THE SERVICES OF THE STATE:

A Joint Secretary in Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms shall be appointed as a ''CHIEF LIAISON OFFICER FOR SC/ST" who shall hold periodical meetings with the representatives of the SC/ST Employees Associations to effectively implement the policy of reservation. Such arrangements shall be done in each Department

Reservation in the matter of promotions shall be based on vacancies and not on the working strength of a cadre. Single post definition shall be avoided and Grouping the identical posts and identifying the reserved posts shall be ordered to protect the interest of the SC/ST .

Back-log vacancies both in direct recruitment's and promotions shall be identified and filled immediately.

SC/ST Employees Association in all Departments/Corporations/Boards shall be extended with Check off facilities ( deducting monthly membership subscriptions)
NOTE PREPARED BY SRI F.H.JAKKAPPANAVAR,LABOUR LEADER
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