Protection of SCS and Weaker Sections



Protection of SCS and Weaker Sections


The Acts of Parliament namely the Protection of Civil Rights {PCR} Act, 1955 and the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes ( Prevention of Atrocities){PoA} Act, 1989 prescirbe punishment for the enforcement of any disability arising from the preaching and practice of ‘Untouchability’ and prevent atrocities against members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, provide for Special Courts for the trial of such offences and relief and rehabilitation of the victims of atrocities, repectively.


State/Union Territory wise number of cases of offences of atrocities registered under the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 in conjunction with the IPC, during 2011 to 2013, is given:
S.
No
States/UTs
Number of cases registered under the Scheduled Castes and the PoA Act in conjunction with the IPC during the years:
2011
2012
2013
1.
Andhra Pradesh
4808
3714
3936
2.
Arunachal Pradesh
34
10
1
3.
Assam
2
4
8
4.
Bihar
3720
4940
6812
5.
Chhattisgarh
589
606
573
6.
Goa
5
10
20
7.
Gujarat
1214
1247
1414
8.
Haryana
408
252
493
9.
Himachal Pradesh
95
129
146
10.
Jharkhand
945
983
1374
11.
Karnataka
2754
2967
3076
12.
Kerala
991
934
891
13.
Madhya Pradesh
4529
4093
4241
14.
Maharashtra
1454
1393
2064
15.
Manipur
1
2
3
16.
Meghalaya
0
0
0
17.
Mizoram
0
0
0
18.
Nagaland
0
0
18
19.
Odisha
1939
2953
3382
20.
Punjab
90
71
126
21.
Rajasthan
6440
6910
8126
22.
Sikkim
17
9
23
23.
Tamil Nadu
1402
1665
1867
24.
Tripura
52
105
72
25.
Uttar Pradesh
7737
6245
7103
26.
Uttarakhand
32
36
36
27.
West Bengal
100
176
237
28.
A & N Islands
7
4
1
29.
Chandigarh
2
2
4
30.
D. & N. Haveli
3
4
7
31.
Daman & Diu
0
0
2
32.
Delhi
28
44
52
33.
Lakshadweep
0
0
0
34.
Puducherry
3
4
6

Total
39401
39512
46114

Source: - National Crime Records Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs
Note: - (i) The PoA Act does not extend to State of Jammu & Kashmir.
           (ii) The data for the year 2014 and 2015 is not available as the NCRB, MHA has not generated it.

As per the data of National Crime Records Bureau, Ministry of Home Affairs, the number of cases registered under the PoA Act in conjunction with the IPC in the country during the calendar year 2012 and 2013 were 39,512 and 46,114 respectively.
As the provisions of these two Act are implemented by the concerned State Governments and Union Territory Administrations, Central assistance is provided to them mainly for functioning and strengthening of the SC and ST Protection Cell and Special Police Stations, setting up and functioning of exclusive Special Courts, relief and rehabilitation of atrocity victims, awareness generation. Central Government has also been advising them from time to time to implement provisions of the two Acts in letter and spirit.
A Committee under the Chairpersonship of Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment constituted in March 2006, and comprising of members from Ministries of Social Justice and Empowerment, Home Affairs, Tribal Affairs, Law and Justice, Department of Justice, National Commission for Scheduled Castes, National Commission for Scheduled Tribes and three non-official Members(two amongst SCs and one amongst ST), also reviews implementation status of the said Acts in the States and Union Territories. The Committee has so far held twenty one meetings wherein implementation of the two Acts in 24 States and 4 Union Territories has been reviewed. Besides it, implementation of the Acts is also periodically reviewed with the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

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De-Addiction Centres



Proposals have been received from various States including Rajasthan and Punjab for setting up and maintenance of de-addiction centres in the country.

The number of proposals received, projects assisted and funds sanctioned to Non Government Organizations (NGOs), State-wise, year-wise is:

Name of the Bureau: Social Defence
Name of the Scheme: CENTRAL SECTOR SCHEME OF ASSISTANCE FOR PREVENTION OF ALCOHOLISM AND SUBTANCE (DRUGS) ABUSE
State-wise no. of proposals received, projects assisted and funds released during the last three years  from 2011-12 to 2013-14 and current year 2014-15 (upto 12.02.2015)
(Rs. in lakhs)

Sl. No.
Name of the State/ UT
No. of Proposal received
No. of Project assisted
Amount  Released

2014-15

1
Andhra Pradesh
4
4
26.27
2
Bihar
10
10
67.22
3
Chhatisgarh
2
2
30.64
4
Goa
0
0
0
5
Gujarat
4
4
13.27
6
Haryana
6
6
28.23
7
Himachal Pradesh
2
2
23.72
8
Jammu & Kashimir
3
3
23.10
9
Jharkhand
0
0
0
10
Karnataka
16
16
122.65
11
Kerala
18
18
140.60
12
Madhya Pradesh
10
5
37.78
13
Maharashtra
28
28
233.65
14
Orissa
27
27
191.51
15
Punjab
9
9
362.29
16
Rajasthan
7
7
47.98
17
Tamil Nadu
16
16
119.13
18
Telangana
1
1
8.90
18
Uttar Pradesh
17
17
167.04
19
Uttarakhand
2
2
17.11
20
West Bengal
7
7
61.89
21
A&N islands
0
0
0
22
Chandigarh
0
0
0
23
D&N Haveli
0
0
0
24
Delhi
5
5
51.03
25
Daman &Diu
0
0
0
26
Lakshadweep
0
0
0
27
Puducherry
0
0
0

Total (ROC)
194
189
1774.01
1
Arunachal Pr.
0
0
0
2
Assam
12
12
103.28
3
Manipur
17
17
229.14
4
Meghalaya
2
0
0
5
Mizoram
10
3
28.13
6
Nagaland
5
5
31.89
7
Tripura
0
0
0
8
Sikkim
1
1
9.95

Total (NE)
47
38
402.39

Total (ROC+NE)
241
227
2176.40

The State-wise and organization wise details of projects assisted and funds released during 2011-12, 2012-13 and 2013-14 are available in the
Annual Reports of the respective years which have been uploaded on the Ministry’s website www.socialjustice.nic.in.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

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 Revision of Scholarship Schemes 

The Scholarship Schemes being implemented by the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment are revised periodically. The details of last revisions made, Scheme-wise, for Scheduled Caste Students and Other Backward Class Students are given: 

Details of Revision of scholarship Schemes for Scheduled Casts/Other Backward Class Students 

1. Comprehensive revision in the Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for the Scheduled Castes (SCs) students was done with effect from 01.07.2010. The annual parental income ceiling was again revised upward from Rs. 2.00 Lakh to Rs. 2.5 lakh w.e.f. academic year 2013-14. 

2. Pre-matric Scholarship Scheme for SC students studying in classes IX and X was approved by the Government during 2012-13. This Scheme is being implemented from 01.07.2012. 

3. National Overseas Scholarship Scheme for SCs etc. was revised in 9.12.2013, increasing maximum number of awards each year from 30 to 60, including rates of allowances which were increased by 10% etc. The Scheme has been recently revised w.e.f 28.01.2015 by increasing awards from 60 to 100 under the Scheme. 

4. Under the Scholarship Scheme of Top Class Education for SC students, the annual family income ceiling from Rs. 2.00 lakh to Rs. 4.5 lakh has been raised from the academic session 2012-13. 

5. The Scheme of Upgradation of Merit of SC student was last revised w.e.f. 1.8.2013. Financial Assistance was increased from Rs. 15, 000 to 25, 000/- per annum per student. 

6. The Scheme of Rajiv Gandhi National Fellowship for SCs was last revised from the academic session 2010-11. 

7. Pre-matric Scholarship for Children of those engaged in ‘unclean’ occupations was last revised in December, 2008. The Scheme was further modified in August, 2013 to include the children of parents engaged in waste pickers also among the target group. The Scheme has been rechristened as “Pre-matric Scholarship to the children of those engaged in occupations involving cleaning and prone to health hazards” w.e.f. 2014-15. 

8. Post Matric Scholarship Scheme for OBCs students was revised w.e.f. 1.7.2011. The annual parental income ceiling was raised from Rs. 44,500/- to Rs. 1,00,000/-. The maintenance Allowance for Day Scholars has been revised in various groups ranging from Rs. 160/- to Rs. 350/- and in the case of Hosteller from Rs. 260/- to Rs. 750/- Besides this other allowances like Study Tour allowance, Book Allowance etc. have also been revised. 

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today. 

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Awareness Campaign Against Drug and Alcoholism 



The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment implements a “Central Sector Scheme of Assistance for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drugs) Abuse” under which financial assistance is provided to eligible Non Governmental Organization (NGOs), Panchayati Raj Institutions, Urban Local Bodies etc. for, inter-alia, running and maintenance of Integrated Rehabilitation Centres for addicts (IRCAs). However, the details of grant released to the NGOs during the last three years and current year is as follow:

Year Rs. in Crore
2011-12 35.33
2012-13 17.91
2013-14 25.40
2014-15
(as on 12.2.2015) 21.76

           
This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

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Hostel Facility for SC/OBC Students 



According to the information furnished by the Government of Karnataka, there is a shortage of post matric hostels for Scheduled Castes (SC) and Other Backward Classes (OBC) Students in the State. Action has been taken by the Karnataka Government to start 70 new post matric hostels for SC Boys and Girls in the State.

Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, provides financial assistance under the Schemes of construction of hostels for SC and OBC Students to the State Governments and Union Territories. Under the Schemes, the Department provides financial assistance to the eligible implementing agencies for construction of new hostels/expansion of existing hostels for the SCs and OBCs. Statee/UT-wise number of hostels for SCs and OBCs, including Karnataka sanctioned during 12th Five Years Plan (upto 18.2.2015) is:

Hostels sanctioned for SC and OBC Students during 12th Five Year Plan (upto 18.02.2015)

SL.No.
State/UT
SC Hostel
OBC Hostel
Total
1
A.P.
5
0
5
2
Assam
4
0
4
3
Bihar
1
0
1
4
Chhattisgarh
0
10
10
5
Gujarat
13
5
18
6
Haryana
6
0
6
7
H.P.
1
0
1
8
J&K
1
0
1
9
Jharkhand
9
0
9
10
Karnataka
4
0
4
11
M.P.
11
5
16
12
Maharashtra
9
0
9
13
Manipur
13
2
15
14
Odisha
0
1
1
15
Punjab
1
0
1
16
Rajasthan
4
0
4
17
Sikkim
0
2
2
18
Tamilnadu
0
25
25
19
Tripura
1
0
1
20
U.P.
1
0
1
21
WB
25
0
25
Total
109
50
159

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Vijay 
Sampla in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.
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