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Bill in LS to strengthen law to stop atrocities against SC, ST

Last Updated: Wednesday, July 16, 2014, 19:31

With a view to strengthening the law to prevent atrocities against Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, a bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, which makes wilful neglect of duties by public servants in issues relating to atrocities a punishable offence.

Govt mulling to amend SC/ST Act

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 15, 2014, 18:27

The Centre is considering to amend the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and expand its presumptions such as punishment for neglect of duties by public servants not belonging to SCs and STs, the Lok Sabha was told on Tuesday.

Five communities in Assam may get ST status

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 25, 2014, 23:08

The government is considering according Scheduled Tribes status to five communities in Assam.

Tribal MLAs oppose inclusion of Dhangars in ST category

Last Updated: Friday, June 06, 2014, 04:20

An all-party delegation of 25 MLAs and Ministers from tribal areas of Maharashtra on Thursday asked Governor K Sankaranarayanan not to recommend to the Centre the inclusion of Dhangar and other non-tribal communities in the list of Scheduled Tribes of Maharashtra.

Bail of accused in Nido Tania murder case to be heard by Special court

Last Updated: Thursday, February 06, 2014, 20:09

Delhi court transferred bail applications of 2 accused arrested in death of 19-year-old Arunachal Pradesh youth, to Special Court due to lack of jurisdiction to hear the cases.

SC tells government to decide on post reservation in AIIMS

Last Updated: Thursday, January 16, 2014, 22:53

The Supreme Court Thursday said it was for the central government to decide whether there should be reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in super speciality posts in the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as the court declined to revisit its July 2013 judgment.

Govt `approves` amendments to SC/ST Act

Last Updated: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, 21:13

Government on Wednesday is believed to have approved amendments to the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, which will give it more teeth by expanding its scope and providing for harsher punishment.

NCST for special drive to meet job quota for STs

Last Updated: Sunday, October 27, 2013, 10:01

National Commission for Scheduled Tribes has expressed concern over "much less than prescribed" presence of Scheduled Tribes in jobs and recommended a time-bound action plan and special drive by the government to meet the constitutional quota of 7.5 per cent for them.

ST Commission submits report to President

Last Updated: Friday, October 25, 2013, 21:57

National Commission for Scheduled Tribes on Friday presented the Sixth Report on implementation of safeguards for the community for 2010-11 to President Pranab Mukherjee.

Cabinet decides on ST status for `Narikuravas` of Tamil Nadu

Last Updated: Saturday, September 28, 2013, 16:42

The Centre has taken favourable decision on the demand for enlisting Narikuravas, a gypsy community living in Tamil Nadu, in the Scheduled Tribes list, Shipping Minister G K Vasan said here.

Inclusion of "Narikorava` in ST list: Jaya writes to PM

Last Updated: Tuesday, August 27, 2013, 12:43

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa has asked Centre to move necessary legislation in the ongoing Parliament session to include `Narikorava` in the list of Scheduled Tribes of the state.

Reimburse funds to private, unaided schools for SC/ST students: HC

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 03, 2013, 19:07

Bombay HC directed Maharashtra govt to reimburse unaided schools for education of students belonging to SCs and STs under Right to Education Act.