Bhilwara officials draw ire from Vice Chairman of SC commission for skipping scheduled castes gathering

'Deemed it an indication of the Bhilwara administration's apathy towards the Scheduled Castes community.'
Bhilwara officials draw ire from Vice Chairman of SC commission for skipping scheduled castes gathering

Rajasthan— Arun Haldar, the Vice-Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, on Saturday, expressed his disappointment from the podium on the absence of the district collector and Superintendent of Police at an event. Haldar, who was on a visit to Bhilwara, said took the omission seriously and said the matter would be put up before the commission. Haldar laid the foundation stone for the construction work of 20 lakhs for cleanliness in Chandrashekhar Azad Hostel by the local body under the Prime Minister's Sanitation Mission on the recommendation of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes in Manikya Lal Verma Government College campus. The program was to be attended by the Collector and SP, however, neither of them were present at the event.

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Need for concerted efforts

While addressing the gathering of the general public and students during the program, the Vice-Chairman provided a comprehensive overview of the commission's activities. He encouraged the students and general public to remain dedicated towards their goals. Haldar spoke about the importance of making concerted efforts for the more effective implementation of the schemes and programs aimed at promoting educational development and social upliftment for the Scheduled Castes, and for ensuring that more and more eligible individuals are able to benefit from these initiatives.

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Absence of officials indication of administration's apathy

The Vice President emphasized the necessity to approach the issues affecting the Scheduled Castes with the utmost seriousness and to extend prompt aid to the victims. He expressed his disappointment at the lack of participation by Bhilwara Collector Ashish Modi and Superintendent of Police Adarsh Sidhu in the program.

He deemed it an indication of the Bhilwara administration's apathy towards the Scheduled Castes community. The bureaucratic indifference towards Scheduled Castes (SC) issues in India has been a persistent problem that has hindered progress and development for this marginalized community. Despite various government initiatives aimed at promoting social upliftment and equality, the lack of sensitivity and commitment from officials has resulted in the ineffective implementation of these schemes. This lack of concern from bureaucrats has often led to further discrimination and hardships for the SCs.

The Vice-Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes this voiced his disapproval over the bureaucratic indifference towards the SC issues and has called for a change in attitude and greater sensitivity towards the needs of this community. Haldar further stated that the matter will be brought before the Commission for consideration.

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Collector's clarification

The Mooknayak approached the authorities for their comment on the incident. Ashish Modi, Bhilwara Collector told The Mooknayak that he was in a meeting that was held by the Chief Secretary and hence could not participate in the event. "As per rules, I had deputed a protocol officer who had attended the event. Later, this was conveyed to the Honble Vice chairman and things were clarified," Modi said. The Superintendent of Police Adarsh Sidhu did not respond.

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