DK SC/ST groups allege violation of quota
, 29th Sept.2000

The Federation of Dakshina Kannada SC/ST Associations has alleged that the reservation policy in recruitment is being violated in the district and has argued that the violation of reservation policy should be treated as an 'atrocity` against the Dalit community.

In a memorandum submitted to Chief Minister S M Krishna when he was here recently, Federation President Lolaksha contended that 13 lecturers were appointed on a temporary basis at Karnataka Regional Engineering College (KREC), Surathkal recently in violation of reservation norms.

Most of the aided private colleges in Dakshina Kannada and Udupi too, are not following the reservation system, Mr Lolaksha said, and urged the Chief Minister to stop grants to such institutions. The Health department, which recruited 23 drivers, has also ignored the reservation pattern he said.

MOGAVEERA: The Federation is also opposed to the inclusion of Mogaveera (fishermen) community in the Scheduled Tribes (ST) list on the ground that the really marginalised STs will be affected by the more the 'dominant` Mogaveera community. Such a move should be dropped in the interests of other STs he said.

KORAGAS: The cases filed against Koragas when they were involved in the land encroachment movement, be withdrawn and the land be alloted to every Koraga family, the Federation demanded.

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