Report on the visit of the national commission for scheduled tribes to maharashtra from 12/07/09 to 17/07/09 icon

Report on the visit of the national commission for scheduled tribes to maharashtra from 12/07/09 to 17/07/09

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Smt. Urmila Singh, Chairperson, NCST, Shri Maurice Kujur, Vice Chairman, NCST visited the State of Maharashtra from 12.7.2007 to 18.7.2009. Shri Aditya Mishra, Jt.Secretary, Shri R.C. Durga, Director, Shri K.N. Singh, PS to Chairperson and Shri K.C. Behera, PS to Vice Chairperson and Shri R.K. Dubey, Asst. Director, Bhopal Regional Office of the Commission accompanied the Commission during the visit. The Commission had field visit to the tribal areas of Ahmednagar and Nasik Distt. and held meetings with the following:


Commissioner (Tribal Development), Managing Director, Maharashtra State Tribal Development Corporation, District Collector, Supdt. Of Police and other officers of Nasik Dist


SC/ST Employees Associations of:


BARC and other organizations under DAE


Mumbai Port Trust


Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers


NACIL / Air India


Management of:


BARC and other organizations under DAE,


Mumbai Port Trust


Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers


NACIL / Air India


Review meeting with State Govt. of Maharashtra

The details of the discussions mentioned above are given below :-

^ 13.07.2009 (SUNDAY) TO 14.07.2009 (TUESDAY)


2.1 Aurangabad- Nask Tribal Belt

2.1.1 Ambore village (Sangamner Taluka, Disstt. Ahemadnagar) During the visit to Ambore village, the Commission met tribal people who were settled in Tribal hamlet of the village. It was informed that they were migratory labour belonging to Bhilla tribal community and were settled in the village under the Swabhiman Yojana of the State Govt., implemented through Integrated Tribal and Watershed Development Programme of the Govt. Under the Scheme financial assistance is provided for levelling of the land, providing irrigation and other facilities for agricultural use of the land. The Commission observed that land levelling under Swabhiman Yojna being run with the help of local NGO had been achieved but no action had been taken for setting up infrastructure for creation of irrigation facilities. It was pointed out by the villagers that they were having immediate problem of drinking water also. With the help of the local NGO a borewell had been set up on the land but it could not be used for want of a hand-pump or electric pump installed on the bore. The villagers also mentioned that their hamlet may be connected with the main village and the main road though pucca link roads.

Action by: Distt. Administration

2.1.2 Kolwade village (Sangamner Taluka, Distt. Ahemadnagar) The Commission visited one of the house constructed at a total cost of Rs. 28,000 under Indira Awas Yojna, in 2007. The House has a separate portion for rearing Miltch animals. Under the scheme of Miltch, animal assistance is provided for purchase of 9 goats and one he- goats. The Commission also visited the house of a beneficiary under the scheme of lift irrigation. Under this scheme, Electric Pump and PVC pipes have been supplied for lift irrigation from dugwell (Baodi) to be used by group of beneficiaries. It was noticed that the land around the dug well was very soft and any person or animal could fall into the Baodi causing risk to life and polluting the water. Chairperson, NCST advised that fencing of the Baodi should be provided for safety of children and animals and prevention of water being polluted. The Chairperson also advised that fencing of the Baodi may be included as essential part of the scheme of lift irrigation.

Action by: Distt. Administration The Commission visited the Anganwadi and Pre-Primary School, Jai Hind Adiwasi Ashram Shala of Tribal Welfare Deptt. run through a trust. in the village and water conservation sites/ponds developed by Shidori Tribal Training Centre run under Integrated Tribal and Watershed Development Programme and later discussed the local issues with the panchayat representatives. The teaching in the Ashram Shala was in Classes I to X. English, Maths, Social Studies and Marathi is taught from class I and Hindi and learning of Computer is added from class V. Computers are stated to have been provided by the Union Bank of India. The Panchayat representatives and the villagers present in the meeting were happy with the programmes visited by the Commission. They, however, raised the urgent requirement of land levelling and water supply in the village. The villagers also demanded for providing ‘Khawati’ grant under the Navsanjeevani Yojna of the State. Under the scheme, an amount of Rs. 2,000 to Rs. 4,000 with 30% assistance and 70% loan is provided to them during rainy season as there is no source of income during the rains. In fact, some of them wanted that the scheme may extended with 100% of grant and no loan component.

Action by: Distt. Administration


3.1 There are 8 Committees in Maharashtra for verification of castes of tribals. These Committees had been created in accordance with the directions of the Hon’ble Apex Court order in the case of Madhuri Patil v/s Additional Commissioner, Tribal Development Deptt., Thane No. AIR 1995-SC-94 thereafter under the Maharashtra Act XXII of 2001 and have been conferred the power of adjudication. After the decision of the Committee, the claimant may prefer WP before Hon’ble High Court against the decision of the Committee and thereafter can move to the Hon’ble Supreme Court.

3.2 The ST Certificate Scrutiny Committee, Aurangabad Divistion, Aurganbad cover 8 Distts. As on June, 09, total 1627 cases are pending with the Committee (Education: 1035, MPSC : 1, Pre-service: 13, In-service:428, Election & Other complaints: 29, Appeal: 69 and Court: 52). The Commission desired that the Scrutiny Committee should clear pendency at the earliest and ensure clearance their within the stipulated time-frame of 6 months.

Action by: Scrutiny Committee, Aurangabad Divistion

14.07.2009 (TUESDAY)

4. Meeting with representatives of NGOs

4.1 The Commission discussed issues of tribal development with the representatives of two NGOs (Dr. Neera Kewalramani, Chief Programs, Bhavishya Alliance and DR Vaibhav of VACHAN) who were present to meet the Commission. These NGOs are working to check neonatal mortality, computer aided adult literacy programme through 30 Centres in Nasik and nearby places in association with Tata Consultancy Services and empowement of adolescent girls in 4 Districts of Maharashtra.It was informed that 5,000 girls had been covered through 10 day training programme through these Centres.

4.2 Meeting with Commissioner TD, MD Maharashtra , TDC and Distt. Collector and other officers at Nasik

4.2.1 It was informed that as per the Census 2001, the tribal population of the Distt. is 1,19,4271 (23.9%) out of total population of 4,99,3796. The TSP area covers 8 Talukas, covering 534 villages (including Mada/ Mini-Mada) out of total 1013 villages. Out of total tribal population of ………… , ……….. are BPL families. The activities conducted under ITDP include (i) Information Service Centre at each Taluka Tehsil Headquarters for tribals, (ii) facility of computers in each hostels, (iii) Establishment of well equipped Gymnasium at Pre Recruitment Training Centres, (iv) Merit enhancement Programme for 10th standard students, (v) Distribution of land to the landless tribals,(vi) conducting course for competitive examinations and (vii) special training for upgrading scales to enhance employability

4.2.2 It was noted by the Commission that the Govt. hostels at Dindori and Igatpuri were under occupied. It was explained by the Commissioner, TD that the admission process was in progress and the vacant seats would by fully occupied after completion of the process. It was emphsised by the Commission that, considering the gender gap and heavy drop out among girls, it was necessary to provide incentives to girls to continue their education by extending hostel facilities.

4.2.3 The Commission observed that the performance in SSC/ HSC examination of students in Govt. Schools was comparable with the Govt. aided Schools.

4.2.4 Reviewing the progress of construction of new residential school buildings, Commission noted that the time-frame of completion was not clearly specified. The Commission, therefore, desired that both physical and financial progress should be measures w.r.t.the targeted time- frame through Bar Chart etc.

Action by: Distt. Administration

4.2.5 The Commission noted with appreciation that the training of the tribals in Pre- Recruitment Training Centre had enabled them to obtain placement for various types of jobs including those in Police and Para-Military Forces. The Commission desired that the various training activities as well as other programmes for vocational trainees should be continuously reviewed in line with the emerging requirements of the industry and the Govt. For this purpose, an interaction with the industry at higher level, preferably at the level of the Commissioner TD, should be held with the Industry to ascertain their requirements.

Action by: Distt. Administration

4.2.6 The Commission also noted that the funds available with the District under SCA to TSP and Article 275 (1) of the Constitution have not been utilized during 2006-07, 2007-08 and 2008-09. It was informed that the funds under SCA could not be spent fully during 2007-08 and at all during 2008-09 because the approved cost of the schemes was very low and now that the limit has been raised to Rs. 1 lakh it was hoped that the un-spent amount would be utilized during the current financial year. As regards utilization of funds under Article 275(1), it was clarified that the fund was being utilized for grant of assistance under Indira Awas Yojana. Since the size of grant has now been revised, the pending applications will be considered and the un-utilized funds will be used during the current financial year.

4.2.7 As per the information furnished by the Supdt. of Police, Nasik District, 52 cases were registered under the PoA Act, 1989 during the year 2008. These includes 5 cases of rape, 1 case of murder, and 4 cases of grievous hurt. It was noticed that the level of incidence in each category was almost same except in the year 2006, in which 71 cases were registered including 2 cases of murders and 9 cases of rape. The Commission was also informed that the disposal of cases by the Court was very slow which was due to pre-occupations of the designated Special Courts in other matters. The disposal of the cases had largely resulted in acquittal mainly because of delay in disposal of cases. The Commission advised that the designated Special Courts should be converted into exclusive (Fast Track) Special Courts to deal with cases registered under PoA Act, 1989 and PCR Act, 1955 only.

5. ^ Visit to Eklavaya Model School & Pre-Recruitment Training Centre for ST boys and girls run by the Tribal Welfare Department

5.1 The Pre-recruitment training centre for ST boys and girls run by the Tribal Welfare Deptt. was running course in two batches one for boys and one for girls during each year. It was informed that about 70% of the boys and 50% of the girls had been selected for the placement after the training at PRTC in State Police Forces and other Para-Military Forces etc.

5.2 The Commission appreciated the infrastructure and other facilities available in the School and was pleased to note the performance of the students. The Commission is of the view that such PRTCs should be set up by other States also as it helped empowerment of ST boys as well as girls and consequently, bringing the tribal families above the poverty line.

15.07.2009 (WEDNESDAY)

6. Visit to BARC

6.1 Meeting with the reps of SC / ST Employees Welfare Associations of various organisations under Deptt. of Atomic Energy

6.1.1 The Associations raised the issue pertaining to the need to review the reservation policy being followed by BARC in recruitment as well as in its in-house Training Centre.

6.1.2 The Association indicated that STs had a very poor representation at the officers’ level. Since recruitment of the officers is exempted from the purview of reservation, the promotion is the only way for them to enter into officers’ grade. They further mentioned that a new promotion policy for the scientific and technical staff had been implemented by the Deptt., which was totally against the career prospects of SC/ST employees. It forbids the normal promotion of Scientific Assistant (C) to Scientific /Technical Officer (B) (Grp.B Gazetted) for the B.Sc. or Diploma (First Class holders) candidates after having minimum 6 years of job experience. A large number of eligible STs are appearing in the selection proceedings but the rejection rate is high. In the selection committees too, there was no representation of STs. There is also no pre-recruitment training for STs.

6.1.3 The Association also pointed out that STs are not having any representation in the Trombay Council- an apex decision & policy making body, which also frames the recruitment and promotion norms.


      1. Non-representation of SC/ ST in the Selection Committees, constituted for selection of candidates for posts in various disciplines from amongst the Trainees of the Training School: It was brought to the notice of the Commission that there was no SC/ST representation in the various Selection Committees to select Officers for Scientific and Engineering disciplines from amongst the trainees of the Training School. The Commission was informed that there were several such Committees and it was not feasible for the DAE to nominate SC/ST members on each Committee in the absence of Officers belonging to these categories. However, on advice of the Commission, DAE / BARC agreed to prepare a panel of SC/ST officers for the purposes of their nomination to the various Selection Committees through rotation.

Action by: Deptt. of Atomic Energy/ BARC

6.2.2 No reservation for SC/ST in selection of candidates for posts in various disciplines from amongst Trainees of the Training School. The Commission was informed that after successful completion of the training, the Trainee Officers are appointed as Scientific Officers(C), (Group A Gazette post). The selection procedure for these recruitments consisted of a written test followed by personal interview. It was noted that a large number of SC/ST candidates also appear for the examination and interview but none of them is selected as Scientific Officer (C) as no reservation was being given to them in terms of the instructions of the Govt. which provide for reservation for SC/ST candidates in all direct recruitments irrespective of the level of the post. The Commission was informed that 50% of the Scientific posts were being filled from amongst successful Trainees of the Training School and the remaining 50% posts were being filled up through promotion in which reservations to SC/ST candidates were being provided as per the Govt. instructions. The Commission was informed that the selection of candidates for various disciplines from amongst the Trainees of the Training School had been exempted from reservation for SC/ST candidates in terms of the instructions issued by the DoPT (GOI) in June 1975. The Commission was further informed that the DAE had completely stopped the direct recruitment of officers upto the post of Scientific Officers (C ) where, as stated above, implementation of reservation is mandatory to fill up the posts in various in scientific and engineering disciplines and that recruitments / selections were being made only through the Training School (approx. 180 officers per annum) which, in the process brought reservation for SC/ST candidates to a halt. It was explained that the exemption from reservation in selections through Training School was obtained in the year 1969 on the grounds that DAE wanted competent scientists and engineers to carry out standard / need-based research and develop advanced technologies in their R&D sectors / organizations and such candidates from amongst SC & ST were not available. The Commission observed that from the beginning itself DAE had consisted, apart from R&D sectors, of public sector and industrial organizations involving operation of reactors / plant and these activities were in relation to production and therefore, these units did not require the high caliber scientists and engineers as there was no research work in these areas. The Commission observed that the situation which existed in 1969 in regard to the non-availability of SC/ST candidates in scientific and engineering disciplines had undergone total change and now with the explosion of education and various facilities and concessions being provided to SC/ST candidates in scientific and engineering institutions, the candidates from these categories are also available in good numbers and hence, there was an urgent need to withdraw the instructions issued in 1969/ 1975 regarding exemption of selection through Training School trainees from the purview of reservation. The DAE and BARC appreciated the concern of the Commission regarding the denial of reservation for SC/ST candidates in selections made from amongst the Training School trainees and assured that they would consider the suggestions / recommendations of the Commission to provide reservation to SCs & STs in selection of candidates for posts in various disciplines from amongst the Trainees of the Training School also.

Action by: Deptt. of Atomic Energy/ BARC

^ 6.2.3 Filling up of backlog vacancies The Commission noted that the information provided by BARC in relation to backlog vacancies for STs did not contain group-wise representation of STs against the actual number of officers in each group against their sanctioned strength. The Commission noted from the information furnished by the DAE and its Units that a number of backlog vacancies reserved for STs to be filled up through promotion had not been filled up on the grounds that ST candidates were not available even in the extended zone of consideration. The Commission advised / recommended that until such time the ST candidates became eligible for being considered for regular promotion, they could be considered for adhoc promotion for which there was no prescribed zone of consideration and the only requirement was to see that the ST candidates had completed the required length of service for being eligible for promotion. The DAE agreed to consider the Commission’s recommendation / advice and to take necessary to fill up the vacancies reserved for STs falling in the promotion quota by making adhoc promotions. The Commission also noted that in relation to backlog vacancies to be filled through direct recruitment, all the identified backlog vacancies in respect of in DAE and its various Units had not been advertised except in Group B. The DAE agreed to consider the Commission’s recommendation and to advertise in future all the identified backlog vacancies. It was pointed out by the Commission in this connection that in respect of Group C posts, against 81 identified backlog vacancies only 43 were advertised. Similarly, against 27 identified backlog vacancies in Group D, only 2 vacancies were advertised.

Action by: Deptt. of Atomic Energy/ BARC

^ 6.2.4 Non-representation of SC/ST in the Trombay Council (TC) of BARC : The Commission noted that TC was the governing and policy making body of BARC. It frames the promotion norms for all the Technical and Scientific posts in BARC as well as for DAE units like IGCAR, AMD, NFC etc. and hence all important issues including the staff welfare related matters and also the promotion and recruitment norms are discussed in this forum. The TC consisted of Director, BARC and the Group Directors. The Commission observed that there was no representation of SC/ST in the TC and therefore, this body was not in a position to safeguard the interests of SC/ST employees on account of their non-representation in it. On advice of the Commission, the management agreed to consider this matter and inform the Commission of action taken by them in this regard within a month.

Action by: Deptt. of Atomic Energy/ BARC

6.2.5 Provision of office accommodation for Association activities and Developmental programmes : The Commission was informed by the SC/ST Employees Welfare Association of BARC (SEWAB) that they had not been provided with an office accommodation in the residential colony of BARC (Anushaktinagar) since 2005. It was alleged by them that the Department had provided office accommodation to a number of linguistic & religious entities and denial of similar facilities to them showed their discriminatory attitude towards the SCs and STs. The Commission was informed by BARC that the Association in question had not been recognized by them and therefore, it had not been possible for them to allot office accommodation to them. The Commission was further informed that the management’s decision not to recognize the Association was based on the instructions issued by DoPT which prohibits the recognition of SC/ST Association formed on caste basis. It was clarified by the Commission that the words Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe were not the name of a particular caste and therefore, the Association in question represented all the communities belonging to scheduled caste or scheduled tribe. On the recommendation of the Commission, the management agreed to reconsider the entire matter relating to recognition of the Association and allotment of accommodation to them. The Commission also observed that while it may not be possible for the management to recognize more than one Association in an office, they should consider giving recognition to one SC/ST Association in an office to ensure watching of the interests of SC/ST employees.

Action by: BARC

^ 6.2.6 Status of the individual petitions received in the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes. BARC explained the present status and action taken in respect of the pending cases as under :-




Action taken by BARC


Shri N.L. Meena, Scientific Assistant/ D, Heavy Water Plant, Rawatbhata/ Shri B.B. Naik, General Secretary, DAE SC & ST Employees Welfare Association, Rawatbhata (Raj.)

Grant of relaxation in qualifying standard to ST employees in matter of promotion- illustrative case of Shri N.L. Meena, Scientific Assistant, Heavy Water Board, Rawatbhata (Raj).

The Commission was informed that it had not been possible for them to consider the recommendation of the Commission to promote him to the post of Scientific Officer on the basis of his securing 54.4% marks in AMIE 2003 on the ground that he had been given permission to acquire the additional qualification of AMIE before the introduction of the revised Promotion Policy (applicable from the year 2003), inter-alia, requiring a minimum of 60% marks for being considered for promotion as Scientific Officer. It was stated that it was not possible to relax the revised provisions and that the revised Policy was being made applicable uniformly for all candidates including SC/ST.


Shri R.K. Meena, Atomic Energy, SC & ST Employees Welfare Association, CAT, Indore

Action taken in connection with appointment of Shri K.C. Arya, as ST candidate in Raja Ramanna Center for Advance Technology (RRCAT), Indore (M.P)

The Commission was informed that the matter had been examined in consultation with RRCAT & R&D and necessary instructions had already been issued to Director R&D vide DAE/ID note dated 20.8.2008 regarding filing of FIR against Shri Arya and that the action for filing the FIR was still pending due to some procedural difficulties expressed by the Police.


Shri R.K. Meena, Atomic Energy, SC & ST Employees Welfare Association, CAT, Indore

Recognition of SC/ ST Employees Welfare Association of the Department.

The Commission was informed that DoPT vide OM dated 20.2.2006 and 17.5.2007 had intimated that according to the Central Civil Services (Recognition of Service Associations) Rules 1993, Associations formed on the basis of caste cannot be recognized. Therefore, the recommendation to recognize the SC/ST Association of the Department could not be considered. The management agreed to reconsider this matter in view of the observations of the Commission contained in Para 6.2.5 above.


Shri M. Narayanan, Manager (Stores), Indian Rare Earths Ltd., Manavalakurchi, Distt. Kanyakumari (Tamil Nadu)

Alleged harassment and denial of promotion

The Commission was informed that a reply in the matter has been sent to the Commission vide DAE’s Letter No. 3/ 13(2)/2006-PSU/6541 dated 18/12/2008.


Sh. Hanuman Prasad Meena, Scientific Assistant/D. Heavy Water Project, Deptt. of Atomic Energy, Kota (Rajasthan)

Re-designating the post of Scientific Asstt. B from the date of initial appointment

The matter was examined in consultation with Heavy Water Board, Mumbai and the comments sent to the Commission vide DAE OM dated 4.12.2006.


Sh. R. Gema Naik, UDC, Administration Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hydarabad

Filling up of backlog vacancy in the post of Assistant Accountant in Nuclear Fuel Complex, Hyderabad.

The Commission was informed that a reply was sent to NCST on 14.7.2009.

15.07.2009 (WEDNESDAY)



7.1.1 The Association submitted a Memorandum dated 15.7.2009 which includes their demand for appointment of SC/ST representatives on the Board of Trustees of MPT, curtailing time involved in verification of caste certificates, non-filling of reserved vacancies for ST, administrative assistance for SC/ST Cell and quarterly meeting with the Association, besides some grievances pertaining to service matters. The Commission informed that the Association that individual grievances could be submitted to the Management and in the event of any delay in their redressal, the Commission could be informed by the concerned individuals.


7.2.1 CMD, MPT made a presentation on the administrative setup and functioning of the MbPT. He explained that as a result of modernization of infrastructure and rationalization of certain activities and also outsourcing of non viable areas, MbPT is having dwindling trend of manpower. This has also led to ban on fresh recruitment except in operational and critical areas / disciplines. The Commission advised that in respect of specialized areas where recruitment is being resorted, in the near future, in accordance with the perspective programme, the employees of the organization should also be trained in advance before such opportunity to fill up the vacancies arise, as a part of HRD Policy of the organization. These areas should also be shared with the employees so that they could acquire requisite expertise through inhouse training or by way of acquiring additional qualifications to enable them to offer for placement against such requirements. CMD, MbPT assured that necessary HRD Policy in respect of STs will be formulated and implemented in a time bound manner.

Action by: MPT

7.2.2 The Commission noted from the information furnished by the MPT that the representation of STs was i) 2.42% within Group A posts, ii)6.25% in the lowest rung of Group A, iii) 5.71% in Group B, iv)4.07% in Group C, and v) 3.26% in Group D (other than Safai Karmacharis). The total sanctioned strength of posts in all the Groups was 21,636 against which the total number of employees in position was 18,721 out of which the no. of ST employees was 693 constituting 3.7%. The Commission further noted that the shortfall / backlog vacancies in posts to be filled both by direct recruitment and promotion was 14 in respect of Group A, 1 in Group B, 281 in Group C and 455 in Group D as on 31.3.2009. The Commission was informed that a SRD was launched in the year 2006 to fill up the backlog for SC/ST as on 1.7.2004 and in all 100 posts reserved for ST in respect of all the Groups were filled. It was noted that the balance unfilled backlog was pertaining to Technical posts of Pilot and Marine Engineer and that despite advertisement for these posts on 5 occasions, no applications from ST candidates for these posts were received. The Commission was also informed that in case of Group C posts (backlog), 9 selected ST candidates in two categories did not join despite grant of extension in joining time.

7.7.3 It was informed by the Management that no contract for engagement of manpower was being entered.

16.07.2009 (THURSDAY)

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