Centre mulls law to prevent SC/ST fund diversion

New Delhi, Jun 27, 2013:  Expressing serious concern over diversion of funds meant for welfare of SCs and STs, Union Social Justice and Empower Minister Kumari Selja said that the Centre is considering a law to check it.

She said her ministry is working to ensure that huge funds meant for the impoverished communities are spent on their development and not for other purposes.

“I have written to all states in this regard. We will push for a law as well. A committee is working on it,” she said here, addressing a National Workshop on Awareness of Rights and Upliftment of Women Safai Karmcharis.

She claimed that protests against the proposed law have already started, but the government is determined to push it through.

(Agency)