SCs, STs to have independent panels: CM

Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy said that the idea behind splitting the SC/ST commission into two independent commissions was to reach benefits to all the sub-castes of SCs and STS effectively.

Published: 20th June 2013 08:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 20th June 2013 12:05 PM   |  A+A-

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Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Wednesday reiterated that there would be independent commissions for SCs and STs.

Replying to a debate on SC/ST Sub Plan legislation in the legislative council, the chief minister said that the idea behind splitting the SC/ST commission into two independent commissions was to reach benefits to all the sub-castes of SCs and STS effectively.

As there were only six members in the composite commission, justice remained elusive to several sub-castes. “The bill seeking to split the present commission has been tabled in the Assembly and in about two to three days, it would be discussed in the council too,” he said.

Denying that he had accorded legal protection to the SC and ST sub plan funds with an eye on Dalit and tribal votes, the chief minister said his government never looked at electoral prospects whenever it was doing something beneficial to a section.

“In fact it is the wont of the Telugu Desam party to try to derive political benefit from everything it does,” he said, adding that reaching the SCs and STs was the dream of the former prime minister Indira Gandhi. That is why we are calling the sub-plan legislation as fulfilment of Indiramma Kalalu.”

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