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Around town : Agency to redress SC,ST grievances

Delhi will soon get a separate agency to redress grievances of people belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories.

Written by Express News Service | Published: July 31, 2012 2:28:50 am

New Delhi:Delhi will soon get a separate agency to redress grievances of people belonging to Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe categories. A Bill,to set up the Delhi Commission for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe,will be tabled in the Assembly,Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said. The commission will provide a forum for redressal of grievances of SC and ST people in Delhi,she said. The Cabinet has already cleared the Bill’s draft. Diskhit said the commission was needed because there has been no forum to address issues such as service matters,exploitation and harassment.

Loan scheme for backward sections

New Delhi:The Delhi Cabinet on Monday approved a plan to promote a loan scheme for self-employment of people belonging to SC,ST,OBC and minority communities. The Dilli Swarozgar Yojna,which was announced in the 2012-13 Budget,was approved by the Cabinet. Under this scheme,beneficiaries will be eligible for a loan up to Rs 5 lakh against an existing loan of Rs 1 lakh. Eligibility based on annual family income of up to Rs 55,000 has been enhanced to Rs 2 lakh. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit said the new scheme would be implemented through Delhi SC,ST,OBC,Minorities and Handicapped Financial and Development Corporation.

Kazmi’s revision petition dismissed

New Delhi:A Sessions Court on Monday dismissed the revision petition filed by S M Kazmi’s lawyers and advised them to approach the Delhi High Court against the detention order passed against him on July 20. Additional Sessions Judge S S Rathi declined to pass any judgment on Kazmi’s revision petition or the bail plea on the grounds that the High Court had taken cognisance of the questions raised in the case and was hearing the matter.

DTC terminal to be built in East Delhi

New Delhi:A new DTC bus terminal will come up in the Shakurbasti area of East Delhi. Transport Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely laid the foundation for the terminal on Monday. He said the DTC was committed to provide reliable and efficient services to its commuters. The DTC currently has 21 bus terminals across the city.

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