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Attorney General K K Venugopal said creamy layer stopped affluent people from other backward classes from availing quota benefits and this cannot be made applicable to SCs and STs.
The top law officer said that even if some people of the community have come up, the stigma of caste and backwardness is still attached to them.
The department will go for solar-powered drinking water supply systems in tribal areas.
New post-matric and pre-matric hostels for boys and girls, and a new building will be built for the Model Residential School (MRS) at Kuttichal.
Widespread violence had taken place across the country during the bandh in which 11 lives were lost and several properties destroyed or damaged.
why OBC commission was not granted constitutional status during Congress rule, and non-construction of memorials where Ambedkar was born,
SC/ST Morcha national vice-president Shajumon Vattekad has welcomed the decision of the Union Government to reinstate the SC/ST Atrocities Act.
The resolution, moved by Vishambhar Prasad Nishad (SP), was put to vote, as many as 66 members voted against it as against 32 in favour.
The apex court was referring to protests on the Maratha reservation, nation-wide violence following the apex court verdict in the SC/ST matter and the incidents of violence involving 'Kanwarias'.
The bill provides that an investigating officer will not require the approval of any authority for the arrest of the accused booked under the SC/ST Act.
The All India Ambedkar Mahasabha (AIAM), the umbrella organisation fighting for Dalit rights in the country, postponed Bharat Bandh scheduled for August 9.
Parliament Monsoon Session Day 16 HIGHLIGHTS: Lok Sabha passes Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2018
Today, the Lok Sabha passed four bills related to GST and the Representation of People (Amendment) Bill, 2018.
The Bill proposes that the FIR could be registered on complaints of offences against the SCs/STs, while there would not be need for prior sanction for arrests of the government officials.
A senior police official said that around 25 people had been charged under section 307 (attempt to murder), 143 (unlawful assembly), 147 (rioting) and 341 (wrongful restraint) and other relevant provi
The bill introduced by the government rules out any provision for an anticipatory bail for a person accused of atrocities against SC/STs, notwithstanding any court order.