Raipur. Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel has said that every possible effort is being made by the state government to empower the Scheduled Castes including all sections of the society educationally, socially and economically. Chhattisgarh Scheduled Castes Advisory Council has been constituted in this context. This council will give advice to the state government for the upliftment of the Scheduled Castes. It will also help in better implementation of the schemes run for this class through the council.
Chief Minister Baghel was addressing the first meeting of Chhattisgarh Scheduled Caste Advisory Council at his residence office here today. Baghel asked the departmental officers to conduct a campaign to inspect the hostels and ensure cleanliness there. He said that very good suggestions have been given by the members in the meeting.
On the request of the Council members to upgrade pre-matric hostels to post-matric hostels and increase the number of seats, he instructed the officers that in the divisions where the population of Scheduled Castes is more, the hostels should be upgraded and seats increased on priority basis. The numbers should be increased. On the request of the members to give the benefit of reservation to the students of Swami Atmanand English medium and Hindi medium schools, he said that in the coming time the students admitted in class I will be given the benefit of reservation.
The Chief Minister instructed to get wall writing done and pamphlets printed and distributed to publicize the simplification provisions made by the state government in the process of making caste certificates. While welcoming the council members in the meeting, the Chief Minister also sought suggestions from them. The member suggested that the people of the society who cremated the people during the disaster of Corona should be honoured.
In the meeting, Tribal and Scheduled Castes Development Minister and Vice-Chairman of the Council Dr. Premsai Singh Tekam, Urban Administration Minister Dr. Shivkumar Dahria, members of the Council, Additional Chief Secretary to the Chief Minister Subrat Sahu, Secretary Tribal and Scheduled Castes Development Department D.K. D. Singh, Commissioner Mrs. Shammi Abidi were present.
In the meeting of the Advisory Council, all the members thanked the Chief Minister for constituting the Council for the interests of the Scheduled Castes and giving representation to all sections in it. It was informed in the meeting that 90 post-matriculation hostels, 342 pre-matriculation hostels and 50 ashrams are being run for scheduled category students in the state.