| Non-Implementation of Quota Agitates Dalits: NCSC.

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.

Filed On: Apr 29, 2011 21:16 IST