Begin typing your search above and press return to search.

GCCM supports demand to increase of reservation

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 April 2015 12:00 AM GMT


SHILLONG, April 24: The Grand Council of Chiefs of Meghalaya (GCCM) expressed their support to the demands for increase of reservation by the Tribal Joint Action Committee, comprising of twelve tribal groups in Telenga State at a tiol semir held at Ravindra Bharati, Hyderabad.

The semir was also attended by the Tamil du Tribal Peoples Federation and others under tiol Tribal Council of India.

GCCM Chairman, John F Kharshiing, proposed the need to have a joint petition of all Scheduled Tribes be sent to President of India and Prime Minister of India on the Amendment of Article 338 & 338 A - to ensure reports from NCST and NCSC and the Action taken reports are placed before parliament within a time frame of nine months.

Kharshiing urged the need to notify, issue ordince and constitute separate ST Commissions in a number of States, the need to institute a CBI enquiry into the recent Shooting and Killing of 20 people in Andhra Pradesh out of which 13 were Scheduled tribes from Tamil du, the need to ensure compliance of Supreme Court Order dated 9th January 2015, on Job reservations and Promotions.

He further suggested the need to discuss and demand for review of Article 342 of the Constitution of India so as review the criteria for definition and notification of Scheduled Tribes through credible Institutions and guidelines and to compile a list of Scheduled Tribes presently under Andhra Pradesh Prisons without trial.

“There is a need to send a petition to the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS), to constitute, create a ‘Scheduled Tribe Sports Council’ to assist and promote the hidden talents of Scheduled Tribes in the Country,” Kharshiing said.

Next Story