HYDERABAD: Demanding that the National Democratic Alliance-led BJP government at the Centre provide reservations to BCs, SCs and STs in the private sector, health minister T. Harish Rao on Sunday said the Telangana government would implement the prestigious Dalit Bandhu scheme in all districts by March 31.
The minister alleged that the Central government was trying to privatise all public sector companies such as LIC, Air India and others, posing a major threat of losing job opportunities in the government sector. Therefore, the Central government must consider providing reservations to BCs, SCs, and STs in the private sector, Harish Rao demanded.
"Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao directed the officials to take measures to implement the Dalit Bandhu scheme in all districts by March 31 for the benefit of Dalit communities. As per the scheme, the Dalits will get financial benefit from the government," the health minister said.
Harish Rao conducted a review meeting with the officials in Sangareddy and enquired about the implementation of Dalit Bandhu scheme. He said at least 100 beneficiaries obtained financial assistance in each constituency in the district and funds were deposited to the collector's account.
MLAs along with the district in-charge ministers would discuss implementation of the scheme and select one or two villages in each constituency and refer the village names to district officials for implementation of the scheme, Harish Rao said.
The district officials, who receive the beneficiaries details, would visit the villages and select the eligible candidates for the scheme. The proposals need to be sent to the government for sanction of funds. Harish Rao directed the officials to speed up work for identifying the eligible candidates and take measures to keep a tab on regular financial activities of beneficiaries, who were already utilising the scheme.
Stating that the government would allocate huge funds for implementation of the Dalit Bandhu scheme in ensuing Budget, the minister said the district officials would select eligible candidates without any bias for providing financial assistance to Dalit communities....