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Tamil Nadu Scheduled Caste Sub-Plan and Tribal Sub-Plan Bill, 2015 (Draft)

Preamble

Poignantly aware that over the centuries of history the Scheduled Castes have been the victims of the Indian Caste System-with-“Untouchability” (ICS) and subjected to denial of access to livelihood, education and other kinds of resources, and Scheduled Tribes have been relegated to remote areas under vulnerable conditions with their land and resources, severely depleted by intrusions into their traditional areas, resulting in systemic deprivation, discrimination, and disadvantage for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, with additional deprivations and disadvantages affecting the Specially Vulnerable Groups (SVGs) among Scheduled Castes and the Particularly vulnerable Tribal Groups (PTGs), and that women,  children and other vulnerable groups such as those subjected to manual scavenging and persons with disabilities among Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes have experienced further marginalization;

Aware of the fact that the Constitution of India 1950 has in its Preamble and in numerous Articles such as Article 46, 15(4), 15(5), 16(4), 16(4A), 16 (4B), 275(1) first proviso and 164(1) proviso, the Articles in Chapter XVI and other Articles and the Fifth and Sixth Schedules, mandated the State in all its limbs and through all its instrumentalities and agencies, to take all measures necessary for removing these deprivations and disadvantages, bring about social equality through various measures of social justice which includes educational, economic, social, and cultural justice, and establish a regime of all-round equality in the state;

 

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Tamil Nadu Special Component Plan for Scheduled Castes and Tribal Sub-Plan for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes – Development Authorities (Planning, Allocation and Utilisation of Financial Resources) Bill, 2015

Submitted to the Government of Tamil Nadu