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[ZESTCaste] Non-implementation of reservation agitates dalits: Punia

Non-implementation of reservation agitates dalits: Punia
PTI | 10:04 PM,Apr 29,2011

Bhubaneswar, Apr 29 (PTI) Non-implementation of reservation policy in
promotion has been a cause for agitation among the dalits in the
country, chairman of National Commission For Scheduled Castes (NCSC)
said here today."It is a fact that dalits in government jobs and
elsewhere have not been given reservation in promotion despite having
adequate provision," NCSC chairman P L Punia said here.Punia told this
at a gathering of dalits who in large number turned up at his meeting.
Many of them submitted memoranda with the commission and demanded
immediate steps to redress their grievances.Most of the allegations
were non-implementation of reservation on promotion, atrocities on
dalits, compensation for rape victims and for the families of the
persons killed in caste conflicts.Stating that the commission had set
up at least 16 committees to address problems of dalits, Punia said
that he was in constant touch with authorities on different
issues.Punia also expressed concern over negligible conviction rate of
atrocities cases in the state.As many as 11,000 atrocities cases were
pending till 2011 in the state, while 6,000 waited disposal in courts.
The police was yet to take up investigation in other 5,000 cases, one
of the memorandum submitted by a dalit organisation claimed.The
community also alleged that they were deprived up of getting
reservation facilities in technical educations and private
institutions.Punia assured the dalit representatives that the
commission had recommended opening of eight new full-fledged office,
one including in the state.

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