Ranchi: A State-level review of the issues related to Scheduled Castes was done in Project Building under the chairmanship of National Tribal Commission Chairman Nand Kumar Sai during which Chief Secretary Sudhir Tripathi gave information on the issues raised by the Commission. He said that the focus of the government is on the integrated development of the tribes. Many schemes are being run for this. Hundred percent of the tribal community is being covered with schemes such as Sanitation Campaign, Ujjwala Scheme, Saubhagya Scheme, Jan Dhan Scheme and Indradhanush Scheme.
While addressing the concerns of the Commission, the Chief Secretary informed that in the state the third and fourth-guide posts are currently being filled by appointment of local people.Terming the violation of the PESA law as a misdemeanour in land acquisition through a single window, he informed that the government has made minor modifications by adopting all legal process at the local level in the National Land Acquisition Act. In that, provision of land acquisition has been made only by the accelerated procedure for government schemes. There is also a provision for the consent of the Gram Sabha. He said that in the case of land acquisition, provision has also been made to resolve the problems faced in making caste certificates of landless people. In order to empower the traditional Gram Sabha in the tribal-dominated area, the government has arranged for honorarium to the village heads.
Tana Bhagat Development Authority has been constituted for the integrated development of 20 thousand Tana Bhagatans. On the complaint of certain irregularities in online land management by the commission, the Chief Secretary clarified that it has become transparent by being online. Fraud and wrong deviation of land has been curbed. Giving detailed information regarding the administrative action on anti-constitutional objections during the Pathalgadi, the Chief Secretary clarified that the system will deal strictly with those undermine law.
In the changed circumstances, the Deputy Chairman of the Commission has now directed to keep the sensitivity and humanity in mind. During1 the Bandh in Ranchi, the situation of that time was told in detail on the question of the commission about lathicharge on students and police inspection in women hostel. At the same time, it was informed about the capture of police at certain school buildings and health centers in Khunti district that they would be evacuated soon.
On the question of denial of filing of case in SC-ST police stations, the commission was told that the cases are beingfilled and action are being taken on that. Only this year, 64 % cases are resolved which were registered in 181. Home Secretary Shri SKG Rahate said that the cases and action of SC-ST police stations are being reviewed every month