CHITRADURGA: Chairman of the State Backward Classes Commission H Kantharaj on Sunday said the services of teachers would be enlisted in such a way that it would not affect their teaching duties while undertaking this year’s caste census.
The census will be conducted in November and December.
At a press conference here, he said considering the importance of education, steps have also been taken to recruit employees from other departments, unemployed graduates and NGOs to take part in the enumeration work.
He said those recruitedfor the purpose would undergo rigorous training provided by the Commission at the state, district and taluk levels, so that accurate information is gathered in the form provided by the Commission. It will also be ensured that the enumerator will conduct door-to-door visits and record the data at their door steps. He also said the public would be educated through information, education and communication programmes, which will help in collecting data accurately.
Kantharaj said his Commission has made special arrangements to collect the information from nomadic and semi-nomadic communities in the state.
He said the social and educational standards would be considered to know the backwardness of a particular community. The caste census pertaining to Backward Classes is conducted in the country for the first time after a gap of 84 years. It was last conducted in the year 1931. On recommendations of some communities to be put on the Scheduled Tribes list, he said the representation would be forwarded to the National Commission of SC/STs, as he had no jurisdiction over the matter. He said the report would be submitted to the government with certain recommendations in 2015.
The survey will help the government reach benefits to beneficiaries, he said.