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Awareness programme on SC/ST Acts held

Awareness programme on SC/ST Acts held
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An awareness programme on the SC, ST (Prevention and Atrocity) Act, Protection of Civil Rights and its commissions intended for its implementation in the country was held to spread the awareness among various communities in the district here on Monday.

Siddipet: An awareness programme on the SC, ST (Prevention and Atrocity) Act, Protection of Civil Rights and its commissions intended for its implementation in the country was held to spread the awareness among various communities in the district here on Monday. The awareness programme was attended by SC/ST Commission Chairman Errolla Srinivas and Commissioner of Police Joel Davis as the chief guest.

Speaking at the programme, the SC/ST Commission Chairman said the SC, ST Acts were made in the year 1989 by the parliament and was added few more rights and rules in 2015 providing protection for the suppressed communities in the country. The previous governments never bothered to celebrate the Civil Rights Day even after the SC/ST Commission was formed 15 years ago. Except in Telangana, the SC/ST Commissions were not working in the country, said the chairman.

In order to erase the untouchability which is still in practice in some areas in the state and giving assurance of protection for the SC and STs, the commission is working for the observation of Civil Rights Day on 30th of every month, with the participation of MRO to district Collectors in any one of the mandals, said the chairman of the SC/ST Commission.

The first Civil Rights Day was observed at Markook in Chief Minister’s constituency for the first time after the commission was formed in the state and has been yielding better results by the regular programmes since then, said the chief guest of the programme, adding that the Chief Minister was also working for the financial empowerment of the SCs and STs by allotting 21 per cent reservation in contracts in the state. Commission Director Rambal Nayak, Addl CP Narasimha Reddy, ACPs, CIs, SIs and leaders of Dalits Associations, police officials and personnel attended the awareness programme.

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