SC,ST commission chief reviews schemes
DH News Service
MANGALORE, Aug 3
Mr Dileep Singh Bhuria, National Chairman of Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe Commission (SC and ST), today reviewed the implementation of various schemes meant for the SCs and STs in Dakshina Kannada district with the district administration in Mangalore today. At a meeting, Mr Bhuria pointed out that he had visited an SC colony called Madhya near Surathkal which lacked drinking water facilities. Zilla Panchayat Works Standing Committee member Ms Kalavathi assured to make arrangement for provision of the facilities at the earliest and said that the delay was caused due to insufficient staff.
He also enquired the district administration on whether any person belonging to SC and STs community were suffering from any dreaded diseases and advised the authorities to abolish the inhuman practices like Ajalu system in the State.
Meanwhile, the District Deputy Commissioner, Mr A K Monnappa urged the chairman to use his good offices at the Centre to provide large sum of funds from the Union government exclusively for the Tribal Development Programmes.
The deputy commissioner clarified for the representation about paying the compensation to the family of Shivappa Bangera, an employee in Mangalore University who was assasinated. He said that it would be possible only after registering an FIR about the case. Earlier, the National Chairman received representation from the SCs and STs and NGOs.
Rotation of the reservation on MLA constituency for all the constituencies in the district, requirement of post metric hostels in Mangalore, proper utilisations of SC and ST funds in Corporation without lapse and abolition of contract base recriutment system in Mangalore City Corporation.
State SC and ST Corporation's Mr Anand, deputy commissioner Mr A K Monnappa, Superintendent of Police Mr Seemanth Kumar Singh and heads of various governmental departments attended the meeting.