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SC/ST and OBC (Amendment) Bill passed

Last Updated: Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 23:51

Bangalore: Karnataka Legislative Assembly
on Thursday passed the Karnataka Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes
and Other Backward Classes (Amendment) Bill, 2011 making issue
of false caste and income certificate and obtaining them as a
cognisable offence.

Members cutting across party lines welcomed the Bill
which was tabled by Minister for Social Welfare A

The Bill empowers the government with powers to penalise
those obtaining false caste certificate or income certificate
with rigorous imprisonment for a term which shall not be less
than six months, which may extend up to two years and fine not
less than Rs 1,000.

Tehsildars who intentionally issue such certificates upon
conviction would also attract similar punishment and penalty.

No civil court shall have jurisdiction in respect of any
order passed by any officer or authority under this Act and no
stay or injunction shall be granted by a court in respect of
any action taken or to be taken by such officer or authority
under this Act, the Bill states.

Those found guilty will also face action like
cancellation of degree, diploma or any other educational
qualifications acquired by them.

The House also passed The Karnataka Regulation of Stone
Crushers Bill, 2011 which outlines guidelines for operation of
stone crushers.

The Karnataka Appropriation (No 6) Bill, 2011 authorising
payment and appropriation of Rs 3,864.23 crore from the
consolidated fund was also approved by the House.


First Published: Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 23:51

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