Chairperson SC Commission asks officers to deliver justice to underprivileged sections of society
Ferozepur, November 22, 2019: Tejinder Kaur, Chairperson of Punjab Scheduled Caste Commission, was here in Ferozepur today to review the matters related to the Dalit community and asked the officers to work with zeal to deliver justice to the underprivileged sections of the society in a time bound manner.
Various schemes and cases were discussed in the presence of Deputy Commissioner Chandra Gaind along with the officials of the district administration and police department. Tejinder Kaur demanded immediate disposal of pending issues related to the police department and directed to tackle serious offenses against the person belonging to the Dalit community.
She asked the officers to dispose of the pending cases and directed to settle the serious nature cases relating to dalit community under the provisions of SC/ST Act and Provisions of Atrocities Act.
The health department, district panchayat and development department, local justice department laid down the details of various schemes being run by the government for the welfare of the people of the Dalit community.
DDPO Harjinder Singh said that his department had spent Rs 12.56 crore on street and road work. The district administration said that 143 power connections have been released to beneficiaries belonging to the Dalit community under the Sobhagya Yojana. Likewise, 1800 beneficiaries have been benefited under the Swachh Bharat Mission.
Under the Ujjwala scheme, BPL and more than 53 thousand beneficiaries belonging to Scheduled Castes have been benefited till now. Similarly, 1054 beneficiaries have been benefitted under Janani Suraksha Yojana.
Chairperson Tejinder Kaur asked all the officials to take immediate steps to ensure that the people belonging to the Scheduled Castes coming to them are well heard and given justice.
On the occasion, the members of the Commission were Poonam Kangra, Additional Deputy Commissioner (J) Ravinder Singh, Additional Deputy Commissioner Dev. Ravinderpal Singh Sandhu, SDM. Zira Ranjit Singh, SDM Ferozepur Amit Gupta, SDM Gurusharsahai, Kuldeep Bawa, SP Rakesh Kumar and officials from various departments were present.