The Constitution of India is an elaborate document. No Constitution in the world is as comprehensive as ours. Our Constitution, firmly based on the ideals of equality and justice, prohibits, naturally, discrimination of people on grounds of religion, race, caste, sex or place of birth. It would have been a blunder on the part of the makers of our Constitution, if on a logical application of the above principle, they had omitted to make any special provisions for the advancement of those sections of the community who are socially and economically backward, for the democratic march of a nation would be impossible if those who are handicapped are not aided at the start.
The book provides a comprehensive treatment of provisions for weaker sections in the Constitution with a critical analysis of important special provisions for the Scheduled Castes, the scheduled Tribes and other Backward Classes and contains updated useful information on legal aspects and developmental activities for these communities.
The work will serve as a useful aid to all those engaged in the task of implementing measures for the weaker sections of our society.
Part I - Introduction
Part II - Constitutional Provisions for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Other Backward Classes and Minorities.
Prohibition of discrimination- Special provision for the advancement of socially and educationally Backward Classes and for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
Equality and opportunity in matters of employment-provision for reservation of appointments in favour of backward class citizens.
Abilition of untouchability.
Validation of certain Acts and regulations.
Promotion of educational and economic interests of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Weaker Sections.
Minister-in-charge of Tribal Welfare.
Administration of Scheduled Area and Tribal Areas.
Formation of an autonomous State comprising certain triabal areas in Assam and creation of local Legislature or Council of Ministers or both there for.
Reservation of seats for scheduled Castes and Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the House of the people.
Representation of the Anglo-Indian community in the House of the people.
Reservation of seats for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the Legislative Assemblies of the State.
Representation of the Anglo-Indian community in the Legislative Assemblies of the State.
Reservation of seats and special representation to cease after fifty years.
Claims of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes to services and posts.
Special provision with respect to educational grants for the benefit of Anglo-Indian community.
Special officer for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, etc.
Control of the Union over the administration of Scheduled Areas and the welfare of Scheduled Tribes.
Appointment of a Commission to investigate the conditions of backward classes.
Part III - Acts, Notifications, etc.
The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders.
The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
(prevention of Atrocities)Act, 1989
The Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955.
The Scheduled Areas Orders.