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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Last Updated: Friday, March 15, 2013, 23:14
The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes took suo moto cognisance of media reports about alleged police assault of a former woman sarpanch.
Last Updated: Thursday, March 14, 2013, 18:34
In major embarrassment to govt, bill for giving Election Commission right to readjust demarcation of SC/ST constituencies was sent to parliamentary standing committee without introduced in parliament.
Last Updated: Monday, February 04, 2013, 20:37
Muslims in India are even less privileged than members of SCs and STs, a noted British scholar claimed on Monday.
Last Updated: Monday, January 14, 2013, 22:59
Govt is working to bring an amendment to SC and ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 for the benefit of backward communities, Kumari Selja said.
Last Updated: Saturday, December 15, 2012, 21:13
A PIL has been filed in the Madras HC, seeking a direction to the Tamil Nadu government to set up exclusive special courts under Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
Last Updated: Friday, December 14, 2012, 15:30
A bill to include two communities
from Chhattisgarh and re-induct another from Kerala in the list of Scheduled Tribes was introduced in the Lok Sabha Friday.
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