Wednesday, December 23, 2009

[ZESTCaste] Action against those exploiting SC/ST: DM

Action against those exploiting SC/ST: DM

TNN 21 December 2009, 10:20pm IST

KANPUR: District magistrate Anil Kumar Sagar directed his subordinates
to take effective action against those accused of exploiting Schedule
Castes and Tribes and ensure justice to victims along with immediate
disbursement of compensation.

He was addressing a review meeting with public representatives and
government officials on Monday. The DM told the SP to investigate
complaints and take effective steps when he was informed that a
majority of SC/ST exploitation cases were from Sajeti police station
area. He also directed prosecution officer to take interest in SC/ST
exploitation cases and their disposal, so that victims could get last
instalment of compensation.

He asked the executive engineer Jal Nigam to install handpumps at the
identified 467 SC/ST localities of the district without delay. During
the meeting, he was informed that a sum of Rs 50 lakh had been
sanctioned as financial assistance for wedding of SC/ST beneficiaries
from social welfare advisory committees fund. Similarly, a sum of Rs
45 lakh had been sanctioned for poor general category beneficiaries.

When he was informed by the public representatives that there were
anomalies in the distribution of stipends and old age pension, the
district magistrate asked the district social welfare officer to
identify big technical educational institutions, inter colleges and
verify hundred per cent stipend distribution. He also asked him to
ensure the disbursement of old age pension to persons who were more
than 65 years and hailed from below poverty line families.

The district magistrate also directed the social welfare officer to
investigate and take effective steps for the disbursement of stipend
at Bhouti Pratappur inter college where, for the past two years, no
stipend money had been transferred. He also asked him to take action
against banks that had not opened accounts of students on zero

The district magistrate also asked to register all the government and
non-government construction agencies and contractors will labour
department within a week and take action against officials who had
adopted a negligent attitude.

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