Wednesday, May 18, 2016
B’NGIR TRIBAL BODY THREATENS TO GHERAO STATE ASSEMBLY Thursday, 19 May 2016 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
B’NGIR TRIBAL BODY THREATENS TO GHERAO STATE ASSEMBLY
Thursday, 19 May 2016 | SUDHIR MISHRA | BALANGIR | in Bhubaneswar
Members of the Zilla Adivasi Kalyan Sangha led by Barjakishore Singh Bhoi, Niranjan Bisi and others on Tuesday threatened to gherao the Odisha Assembly if their demands for implementation of the ORV Act for availing quota in the admission to medical colleges and action against the fake caste certificate holders are not met.
The tribals who held a meeting before the Collectroate here submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik through the district Collector.
While welcoming the decision of the Government to increase the percentage of seat earmarked for Schedule Tribe (ST) from 12 per cent to 22.5 per cent in higher education, the memorandum asked for similar facility in medical colleges.
“We demand suitable order to the Health and Family Welfare Department to implement the reservation of 22.5 per cent in medical colleges,” said Adivasi KalyanSangha Niranjan general secretary Bisi.
While supporting the dharna staged by members of SC/ST MLAs in the Assembly recently, Bisi, however, urged them not to agree to proposals for extension of same facility for castes like Kuli, Dora and Kondra Dora as the matter is sub judice in different high courts and the Supreme Court.
The said that non ST persons possessing the title Dora, who are recognised as SEBC by the Government of Odisha, fraudulently obtained caste certificate of Kondra Dora (ST) and demanded that their certificates be cancelled. They also said similar action against the Kuli caste people who obtained ST certificate by fraud.
The RDC Northern Division Sambalpur who is the head of a State level scrutiny committee has not disposed of a single fake tribal caste certificate case in a year. Hence, action should be initiated against the RDC Sambalpur, the memorandum said.