July 1, 2011 3:07:14 am
The Punjab State Scheduled Caste Commission is determined to check atrocities and injustice against the members of the Scheduled Caste (SC) category and so far it has settled 2,090 out of a total of 3,350 complaints received from the underprivileged section of society.
Commission Chairman Niranjan Singh stated this while chairing a maiden district-level meeting to review the progress of various welfare schemes for the SC people and implementation of the Act to prevent atrocities on SC members in Mohali on Wednesday.
He disclosed that from now onwards,the concerned Deputy Commissioner and Senior Superintendent of Police will personally visit the spot on receiving the complaint of atrocities on SC people and that a police officer not less than the rank of Deputy Superintendent of Police will be entrusted with the inquiry into such cases.
Giving a patient hearing to the grievances of the SC members,Singh ordered inquiries on the spot and entrusted the senior officers concerned to probe the matter and ensure justice to the aggrieved persons within a stipulated time period.
Deputy Commissioner Varun Roojam and Senior Superintendent of Police Gurpreet Singh Bhullar assured to safeguard the interests of SC people in the district.
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