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ST population of North-East should get their rights: Par panel

Press Trust of India  |  Shillong 

A Parliamentary panel on welfare of SC/ST today directed the organisations to ensure that the constitutional rights of the people of North East, a region where ST population is predominant, are given importance.

"SC/ST employees should get justice because it is their constitutional right and they should not be discriminated. Their reservation policy should be implemented in toto," Chairperson of Parliamentary Committee on the Welfare of SC/ST Dr Kirit P Solanki said, during the meeting of panel members with Industrial Development (IDBI) officials.

The Committee members, led by Solanki, arrived here on a study tour and held meetings with the officials of the North Eastern Council (NEC) and North Eastern Electric Power Corporation Ltd (NEEPCO), besides IDBI.

Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Solanki said "We have to keep all the discussions confidential...It's recommendations will have to be taken seriously."

He said that the committee has given valuable suggestions to the NEC for development of SC/ST population.

Solanki said that several points relating to the welfare of SC/ST were also discussed with the NEEPCO.

"They (ST) are in majority (in NE states) and their interest should be ensured and the committee has discussed all these issues," he added.

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First Published: Mon, October 17 2016. 19:48 IST