Friday, October 8, 2010

Make SC, ST Commission functional, Appeals Lok Satta

The Sarva Jana Satta, a Lok Satta affiliate, has requested the Chief Minister to appoint Chairman and members of the State SC, ST Commission without further delay.

The Sarva Jana Satta, representing SCs, STs, OBCs and minorities, pointed out to Chief Minister K. Rosaiah that the posts have remained unfilled for a year and half now at a time atrocities on SCs and STs have been growing.

A memorandum Mr. Eda Chennaiah, Sarva Jana Satta convener, and others presented to the Chief Minister at his Camp Office on October 7 disclosed that the commission addressed only 4360 of the 23773 cases filed with it in the last eight years.

The leaders wanted the Chief Minister to appoint persons of integrity and competence transcending politics as Chairman and members of the commission, fill in all vacant posts and appoint staff in tune with the commission’s workload, and ensure that the commission submits an annual report to the legislature through the Governor.

The Chief Minister said he had not been aware of the posts of Chairman and members lying vacant and a large number of cases pending before commission and added he would attend to them, Mr. Chennayya told the media later.

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