Constitutional rights and provisions of Scheduled Castes must be strictly followed: Shri Kamal Nath

CM Shri Nath presides over Scheduled Caste Advisory Council meeting
Bhopal, September 27, 2019 (Muslim Saleem): Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath has said that the provisions and rights for the Scheduled Castes in the Constitution should be strictly adhered to in all government departments. He said that the Advisory Council should be effective and through this the Scheduled Caste should be benefited. This is our joint responsibility. The Chief Minister said that the Government intends to hold this meeting regularly. Decisions should be made in the interest of the Scheduled Castes on its suggestions and advice. Shri Kamal Nath said this in the meeting of the Scheduled Castes Advisory Council held after 6 years at the Mantralaya today. Expressing gratitude to the Chief Minister for calling the meeting, members of the Advisory Council said that the Chief Minister has not only called the meeting but has also given instructions to the officials to hold the meeting from time to time.
Chief Minister Shri Kamal Nath said that during the departmental review he took note that since 2013 no meeting of the Scheduled Castes Advisory Council was held. The Chief Minister said that this was a grave lapse and it would be ensured that it does not happen again. He said that in today’s meeting, a system should be created with the role of Advisory Council and its effectiveness, which can protect the rights of Scheduled Castes. The Chief Minister said that the Constitution, law and schemes protecting the interests of Scheduled Castes should be strictly followed. He said that suggestions should also be made on where we are failing to benefit the Scheduled classes, so that those shortcomings can be removed.
The Chief Minister said that it is a matter of concern that the implementation process of our schemes is not good. There is a need to improve it extensively. He said that there should be a change in the system of Advisory Council. Suggestions of members should be obtained prior to the meeting. These suggestions should be discussed in the meeting of the teams of the concerned departments, so that decisions can be taken on them.
Vice Chairman of the Advisory Council and Tribal Welfare Minister Shri Lakhan Ghanghoria stated the need to improve the recruitment process of sanitation workers. He urged to solve the problems faced by people from Scheduled Castes with less number in obtaining their caste certificates.
Medical Education and Culture Minister Dr. Vijaylaxmi Sadho said that the money that goes to the Scheduled Caste-oriented schemes in various departments should be ensured that it is spent on the welfare of the same sections. He said that there is a need to bring about a comprehensive improvement in the education of the children of Scheduled classes. Dr. Sadho suggested the closure of irrelevant schemes.
Public Works Minister Shri Sajjan Singh Verma said that the surroundings of Scheduled Castes should be improved so that they can live in a good environment. He stressed the need to work at a speedy pace to resolve cases of Scheduled Castes. Shri Verma said that we should make efforts that cases of dispute between scheduled castes and other classes should be resolved with mutual harmony and coordination rather than in courts. Such a process should be adopted. Public Health and Family Welfare Minister Shri Tulsiram Silavat suggested to make recruitments in the backlog posts promptly. School Education Minister Dr. Prabhuram Choudhury suggested opening of Gyanoday Vidyalayas and bring about improvements in education in every district. Women and Child Development Minister Smt. Imarti Devi said that caste certificates of children residing in orphanages should also be made. The amount for food for the Scheduled Castes should be increased in the hostels and only superintendents belonging to Scheduled Castes category should be posted in these hostels.
MLAs Shri Harishankar Khatik, Shri Hari Singh Sapre, Shri Kamlesh Jatav, Smt. Raksha Santram Saronia, Shri Jasmant Jatav, Shri Jajpal, Shri Shiv Dayal Bagri, Shri Sohanlal Valmik, Shri Mahesh Parmar, Shri Ramlal Malviya and Shri Manoj Chawla also gave suggestions. Additional Chief Secretary General Administration Shri K.K. Singh, Director General of Police Shri V.K. Singh and senior officers of related departments were present in the meeting.