‘SC, ST, OBC hostel inmates to get subsidized foodgrain’

  • By TOI
  • | Monday | 16th April, 2018

“People from weaker sections of society do not have adequate representation in the Supreme Court, high courts as well as lower courts. “The Centre has already filed a review petition in the Supreme Court . Paswan said Dalit Sena, a wing of LJP, will hold Dalit Ekta Diwas at panchayat level across the state on April 20. “The programme is aimed at celebrating the inclusion of Paswans in Mahadalit category,” Paswan said. However, in case of any negative outcome, the ordinance route is always open,” he said.The LJP chief also pitched for reservation for dalits, tribals and OBCs in judiciary.

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PATNA: A day after chief minister Nitish Kumar’s announcement that scheduled tribes as well as members of the Paswan or Dusadh community would now get the benefits given to the Mahadalits in the state, Union minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Sunday reciprocated the gesture by announcing that the boarders of 117 Ambedkar hostels of scheduled caste (SC), apart from hostels of scheduled tribe (ST), other backward caste (OBC), including OBC among minorities, in the state will get foodgrain at subsidized rates.“The CM had raised this demand at a function to mark Dr B R Ambedkar’s birth anniversary on Saturday.

I am happy to announce today that the Centre will make the facility available at hostels meant for students from backward communities in the state,” the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief and Union minister for consumer affairs, food and public distribution told mediapersons here.He said students living in these hostels would get 15kg of foodgrain each per month.

“We will make the allotment to the state government after getting the list of beneficiaries,” he said.Paswan asserted that the Centre would not allow any dilution in the provisions of the SC/ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and, if needed, it would bring an ordinance to restore its provisions.

“The Centre has already filed a review petition in the Supreme Court .


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