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Maharashtra Government forms State Commission for Backward Classes, will investigate Grievances raised by the members

Maharashtra Government's step taken for the betterment of the backward classes is mentionworthy

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Mumbai, Jan 4, 2017: Maharashtra government constructed the State Commission for Backward Classes with retired justice Sambhajirao Mhase the Chairman today.

An official statement from Chief Minister’s Office said, the Maharashtra government constituted a State Commission for the  Backward and under-developed Classes. Retired Justice  Sambhajirao Mhase took over as the Chairman.

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Maharashtra State Commission for Backward Classes consists of esteemed members like – Dr Sarjerao Nimase (expert member), Prof Chandrashekhar Deshpande, Prof Rajabhau Karape, Dr Bhushan Kardile, Dr Dattatray Balsaraf, Dr Suvarna Rawal and Dr Pramod Yeole, according to the official statement, mentioned PTI.

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The primary roles of the Committee are-

  • The study and analysis of the existing situation of various provisions in the Constitutions and by the State Government for the Scheduled Castes and Tribes and come up with measures to fulfill the same.
  • To investigate cases of grievances raised by members from Scheduled Castes and Tribes
  • To take part in the process of creation of schemes and policies related to the economic upliftment of Scheduled Castes and Tribes and provide advice to the State Government regarding the same.
  • To take a review of matters registered under the Scheduled Castes / Tribes Atrocities Act 1989 and Protection of Civil Rights Act 1955. To take review of the financial support to be given to the affected persons under the above mentioned acts.
  • To accept and investigate grievances of SC/ST employees related to service. To take a review of policies related to Scheduled Castes / Tribes.
  • To deliver advice to the State Government for rolling out beneficial schemes for Scheduled Castes and Tribes.
  • To take necessary measures that stimulate the State Government in deciding things related to welfare, reservation, protection, development of Scheduled Castes / Tribes.
  • To suggest the inclusion or exclusion of castes in list of Scheduled Castes and Tribes.

We can surely hope that a committee like this will prioritize the neglected issues of the backward classes. This indeed was a thoughtful step taken by the Maharashtra government.

– prepared by Durba Mandal of NewsGram. Twitter: @dubumerang

 

 

 

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John Abraham Describes Maharashtra Government “Ridiculous” for Cutting Trees for Metro Rail

"It is ridiculous to see how they are displacing animals, trees as well as people living in these areas for metro rail," he added

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"It is ridiculous to see how they are displacing animals, trees as well as people living in these areas for metro rail," he added. Wikimedia Commons

Bollywood actor John Abraham described as “ridiculous” the Maharashtra government’s decision to cut down 33 hectares of green carpet for the development of the Metro 3 car shed in Mumbai. John was expressing his concern over the water crisis when he made the comment, during the trailer launch of his upcoming film “Batla House” here on Wednesday.

“In this situation, when Maharashtra Government has decided to cut down 33 hectares of greenery at Arey Milk Colony, it makes me wonder if we are heading towards the right direction. I am opposed to the coastal road and 33 hectares of land being cut!”

“It is ridiculous to see how they are displacing animals, trees as well as people living in these areas for metro rail,” he added. Present with John were his co-stars Mrunal Thakur and Nora Fatehi, along with director Nikkhil Advani and producer Bhushan Kumar among others.

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“The rivers are going to dry up in 30 years if the rain is not happening properly and water crisis will only increase. So it is a serious problem”, says John Abraham. Wikimedia Commons

The BMC and MMRC have already received around 82,000 objection letters from the affected community and environment conservatives. Bollywood celebrities like Randeep Hooda, Dia Mirza, Adil Hussain, Ashok Pandit, Pooja Bedi among others have already lent their voice to support the cause of saving the greenery. John was asked about the present situation of the water crisis in Maharashtra and also the water-logging condition in the city due to the rain.

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Addressing the issue the actor said, “we are not doing good water harvesting in the city and that is surely creating the water crisis. If we can harvest water rightly, the city and the country can have enough water. When the rain does not happen at the right time, we get worried and then when it rains in the city (Mumbai), it is flooded which obviously we do not like.”

“The rivers are going to dry up in 30 years if the rain is not happening properly and water crisis will only increase. So it is a serious problem.” “Batla House” is slated to release on August 15. (IANS)