What is the purpose of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities Act) 1989?
The Act has been passed to prevent offences/atrocities against members of SCs and STs by non-SCs and STs and to provide relief and rehabilitation to victims of such offences. It was felt that even after more than 40 years of independence various gross indignities against SCs and STs have not diminished despite previous legislations.
- Who decides the Reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Women in the Gram Panchayat, Panchayat Samiti and Zila Parishad.?
- Please give details whether the courts have powers to list a Community as Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes?
- How many seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes in the government office?