Although Kiran Govt kept beating drums over its SC/ST programs statistics show that most of it was only on paper and propaganda.
he High-Level State Vigilance and Monitoring Committee, headed by the Chief Minister has been defunct and not met once since February 2010,
Against mandatory to meet twice a year. Prior to February 2010, the committee met only in August 2008, according to the minutes of the meetings submitted to the High Court. Panel headed by Chief Minister to monitor the implementation of the Act has not met since 2010.
There is nothing much the State can showcase at the National Conference of Home Ministers on the effective implementation of SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act 1989, scheduled to be held in New Delhi on April 17.
The State stands fourth in the country in number of crimes registered under the Act between 1995 and 2007, according to data compiled by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) and cited in ‘20 years of SC & ST Prevention of Atrocities Act’ published by National Coalition for Strengthening SC & ST (Prevention of Atrocities) Act.
The three other States which report higher incidence of crimes against Dalits are Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.