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Scheduled castes of India: An statistical Report states & Districts (In 5 Volumes)

A. Banerjea (Editor) C. Venkataiah (Editor)
Synopsis The framers of the Constitution took note of the fact that certain communities in the country were suffering from extreme social, educational and economic backwardness arising out of age-old practice of untouchability and certain others on account of this primitive agricultural practices, lack of infrastructure facilities and geographical isolation, and who need special consideration for safeguarding their interests and for their accelerated socio-economic development. These communities were notified as Scheduled Castes as per provisions contained in Clause 1 of Articles 341 and 342 of the Constitution.

With a view to provide safeguards against the exploitation of SCs and STs and to promote and protect their social, educational, economic and cultural interests, special provisions were made in the Constitution. Due to their social disability and economic backwardness, they were grossly handicapped in getting reasonable share in elected offices, Government jobs and educational institutions and, therefore, it was considered necessary to follow a policy of reservations in their favour to ensure their equitable participation in governance. For effective implementation of various safeguards provided in the Constitution for the SCs and STs and various other protective legislations, the Constitution provided for appointment of a Special Officer under Article 338 of the Constitution. The Special Officer who was designated as Commissioner for SCs and STs was assigned the duty to investigate all matters relating to the safeguards for SCs and STs in various statutes and to report to the President upon the working of these safeguards. In order to facilitate effective functioning of the office of the Commissioner for SCs and STs. 17 regional offices of the Commissioner were set up in different parts of the country.
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Bibliographic information

Title Scheduled castes of India: An statistical Report states & Districts (In 5 Volumes)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 18.08.2009
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9789380162805
length xviii+1566p., 23 cm.