Bihar not properly implementing SC reservation: Buta
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 07, 2010, 00:36
Patna: National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) chairman Buta Singh today accused the Nitish Kumar government of not providing the benefits of reservation to the scheduled caste community in Bihar.

"The reservation which the scheduled caste people should enjoy is not being properly implemented in Bihar," Singh told reporters after a three-member panel of the commission held a high level meeting with state chief secretary Anup Mukherjee and other state officials here.

Even the benefits of the centrally-sponsored welfare scheme were not properly reaching the community, he alleged.

Singh said the SC community deserved sixteen per cent reservation in jobs, education, and another related services in Bihar but it is not being adhered to in the true spirit.

Citing lack of awareness among the people of the scheduled caste community as the reason for their backwardness, Singh said he would submit a report to President Pratibha Patil within a month providing details about the condition of the community.

He further alleged that even the fund under special component programme and other welfare schemes formulated for the upliftment of the scheduled caste people were not being fully implemented in Bihar.


First Published: Wednesday, April 07, 2010, 00:36

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