Dalits' status in State reviewed

Dalits' status in State reviewed

Representatives of employees’ unions alleged that many qualified employees were denied promotions and prime positions in the department because they were dalits.

A representative of the State Secretariat Employees’ Union alleged that the government had not filled backlog vacancies for a long time. Many of them complained that non-dalits enjoy the benefits meant for dalits by securing fake caste certificates.

Former minister Dr H C Mahadevappa appealed to the Commission to not include more castes into the SC list.

Vice president of the Commission Prof N M Kamble listened to the complaints.