Thursday, August 19, 2010
 Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Action on Recommendations of Committee of Ministers for Dalit Affairs

 17:8 IST

          A  Committee of Ministers on Dalit Affairs was constituted
in February, 2005, which  submitted  a  report in June , 2008.
Recommendations in the Report  pertained to   (i)   Land, Common
Property Resources and Housing, (ii)   Education  and Skill
Development, (iii) Budgetary Mechanism, (iv) Empowerment of Scheduled
Castes and  Reservations, (v)  Liberation and Rehabilitation of Manual
Scavengers, and  (vi)  Basic Amenities in Scheduled Caste Hamlets. The
Report has been sent to various Ministries/Departments.

Some of the important steps taken in this regard are :-

·        Revision of the Post Matric Scheme for SC students announced
in the budget speech for financial year 2010-11, and consequential
action is being taken.

·        A pilot Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojana for integrated
development of selected SC – majority villages has been launched.

·        Financial assistance has been provided to all eligible and
willing beneficiaries under the   Self Employment Scheme for
Rehabilitation of Manual Scavengers, for  alternative occupation.

·        A high level Committee  has been set up to  review the
guidelines pertaining to Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan, and

·        A Special Recruitment Drive has been implemented by the
Department of Personnel and Training for filling up backlog reserved
vacancies, inter-alia of Scheduled Castes

         This information was given by Shri. D. Napoleon, the Minister
of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, in a written reply to a
question in the Rajya  Sabha today.



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