CBDT should have SC, ST members: Committee
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CBDT should have SC, ST members: Committee

The Parliamentary Committee on the welfare of SCs and STs has recommended the move.

india Updated: Aug 21, 2006 11:30 IST

The Parliamentary Committee on the welfare of SCs and STs, has recommended that SC and ST officers should be represented in the Central Board of Direct Taxes and the backlog of vacancies filled up through a special recruitment drive.

The Committee, headed by Ratilal Kalidas Varma (MP), said Group D posts, which do not require higher qualifications, should not remain vacant for more than a year.

The Committee, which tabled its report to the Parliament has also suggested that CBDT should nominate more SC and ST officers for training abroad.

It has proposed setting up of special courts to try cases of false certificate for faster judgements and make stringent laws in this regard.

Asking the government to dispose of all pending cases against SCs and STs, the Committee recommended that a separate complaint register should be maintained for them.

The Committee, in another report tabled in Parliament, regretted that despite their repeated pleas for appointment of SC and ST members as directors on the board of all nationalised banks, no efforts have been made in this direction.

It said the Chief Liason Officer of Banking Division in the Ministry of Finance, should pay regular visits to the Syndicate Bank and other PSU banks to check implementation of reservation policies.

Assignment of work to SC and ST officers posted in SC/ST Cell should be to monitor credit facilities given by Syndicate Bank to SCs and STs, it said.

First Published: Aug 21, 2006 11:30 IST