Mail News Service
Jamshedpur: A delegation of Alpsankhyak Sikh Seva Sadan (ASSS) led by its president Chandan Singh met the State Minorities Commission Chairman Shiv Dhari Ram and handed a memorandum seeking the benefits of Schedule Caste as stipulated for the Sikhs in the Constitution.
Chandan Singh informed the Commission Chairman that although the Constitution had specifically mentioned of protection and rights of the SC of the Sikh community, not even one percent of such benefits has been awarded sine 70 years. The State Government, Chandan Singh said had not cared to provide the special benefits as mentioned in the Constitution.
The memorandum also mentioned that SC certificates be provided to all members of the Sikh Minority Community. Most of the members of this community lived in East Singhbhum District followed by Bokaro and Dhanbad.
The ASSS president further stated that children of the Sikh SC community could not find places in schools for proper education. “Even women of our community do not find employment in government sponsored minority schools and neither do they find place in the school managing committees,” Singh informed.
The State Minority Commission chairman Shiv Dhari Ram assured the delegation that the Government would review the matter after which a clear picture would emerge. He told the delegation, “We will study the provisions of the Constitution related to the Sikh SC community and forward the matter to the Government.”
The ASSS delegation comprised Chandan Singh, vice president Trilok Singh Sohal, secretary Manjit Singh Manju, Hawaldar Gurmit Singh, Balbir Singh and others.