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    SPECIAL COMPONENT PLAN FOR SCHEDULED CASTES AND TRIBAL SUB-PLAN FOR SCHEDULED TRIBES AND

    SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITIES(PLANNING, ALLOCATION AND UTILISATION OF

    FINANCIAL RESOURCES) Bill 2013

    Th e National Coalition on SCP and TSP Legislation8/1, 2nd Floor, South Patel Nagar, New Delhi -110008

    Ph:011-2584 2249 Fax: 011 2584 2250

  • What does social democracy mean? It means a way of life which recognises liberty, equality and fraternity as the principles of life. These principles of liberty, equality and fraternity are not to be treated as separate items. They form a union in the sense that, to divorce one from the other is to defeat the very purpose of democracy. Liberty cannot be divorced from equality, nor can liberty and equality be divorced from fraternity.

    B R Ambedkar

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    ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

    Th e National Coalition on SCP TsP Legislation owes the present draft legislation to many persons who have contributed through various processes over the past two years from 2011. Th e National Coalition was constituted by many civil society organizations, Employee Unions, professionals and concerned citizens voluntarily coming together to highlight the need for legislation on the eff ective implementation of SCP and TSP schemes. Many have shared their expertise and experience to draft various sections to give it as comprehensive a shape as possible. Th e process which has led to this stage has a long history behind it.

    Shri PS Krishnan has been key to this process who has been impressing upon the government the need to improve the utilization and implementation of this important Plan instrumentality for the last three-and-half decades. Shri Justice K. Ramaswamy has formulated a draft and together with Shri PS Krishnan has submitted to the Planning Commission. Shri Ravi Kumar of National Dalit Federation has initiated a process of facilitating a collective draft together with the earlier drafts. A group consisting of Shri K. Mad-hav Rao, Shri P. S. Krishnan, Justice K. Ramaswamy, Shri Ravi Kumar and Shri N. Paul Divakar and the resultant draft was handed over to the Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Planning Commission in its last meeting in 2011. Experts who contributed are Shri K. Raju, IAS, Shri R. C. Gandhi IAS Rtd, Shri P. Danam IAS Rtd, Shri Subhaiah IAS Rtd, Shri Venkataiah IAS, ShriJohn Kumar and Shri Aloysius Irudayam.

    Many civil society networks like National Confederation of Dalit Organisations (NACDOR) through Shri Ashok Bharti, National Federation of Dalit Women (NFDW) through Dr. Ruth Manorama, National Con-federation of SC/ST Employees Unions, All India Dalit Mahila Adhikar Manch (AIDMAM) through Prof Vimal Th orat and Smt.Asha Kowtal, Dalit Arthik Adhikar Andolan (DAAA) through Shri Paul Divakar, National Dalit Movement for Justice (NDMJ) through Dr. Prasad Sirivella, National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR) through Shri Vijay Parmar, Safai Karmachari Andolan (SKA) through Smt. Deepti Sukumar, Adivasi Solidarity Council (ASC) through Shri K. Krishnan, Jharkhand Jangal Bachao Andolan through Shri Sanjay Bosu Mullick, National Federation of Forest Workers and Forest Peoples through Shri Ashok Choudhary and Smt. Roma, National Federation of Dalit Land Rights Movements through Shri Lalit Babar and Shri Ram Kumar have contributed to this process.

    Many other civil society organizations and individuals contributed to the process, in particular Centre for Development Studies (CDS) through Shri Mallepalli Laxmaiah, Indian Institute of Dalit Studies (IIDS) through Ms Nidhi Sadana, Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion (CSEI) through Ms Annie Namala, Samvaad through Shri Ghanshyam, Social Watch- Tamil Nadu through Shri J. Kumar, Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability (CBGA) through Dr Subrat Das, UN Women through Dr Yamini Mishra, Ms. Dakshita Das former Director-Dept. of Economic Aff airs, Nazdeek through Ms. Sukti Dhital and Ms. Jayshree Satpute, All India Canara Bank SC/ST Associationthrough Mr. Pursottam Das, Peoples Monitor-

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    ing Committee through Shri.BDA Satyababu Bose, Coorg Organisation for Rural Development through Roy David, SC/ST Sub Plan Nidhula Aikya Karyacharana Committee Andhra Pradesh.

    Needless to say that both the Andhra Pradesh legislation for SCP and TsP and the National Advisory Coun-cils broad support to the principles enunciated in the present draft legislation provided an impetus for this movement at the national and state levels.

    Th e National Advisory Council and its Chairperson Smt. Sonia Gandhi after due consultations in the work-ing group on Scheduled Castes chaired by Smt. Farah Naqvi and Shri. Harsh Mandar, have written to the Prime Minister, suggesting core principles for the eff ective implementation of SCP and TsP. Th e Bhartiya Janata Party has placed a demand for a Bill in their Manifesto and has extended support. Indian National Congress has promised to bring it as legislation in the Chintan Shivir. CPI and CPI(M) have already taken decisions at their National Conferences to demand for a Legislation for SCP and TsP.

    As mentioned above the consultations of the last two years have brought together a number of individuals and civil society organizations who deliberated and contributed to fi nalizing the legislation. We should also mention Shri Azeez Pasha, Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha has presented a Private Bill on SCP and TSP legislation in the Rajya Sabha in Dec 2011.

    Th e National Coalition secretariat through Shri Sanjay Bharti and Beena Pallical have put in long hours of work in coordinating, organizing and consolidating the drafts.

    We would like to thank each one for their contribution to this process and making SCP-TsP legislation an important agenda for the empowerment of Dalits and Tribals in our country, which is a sine qua non for the empowerment of India as a whole.

    On Behalf of the National Coalition on SCP-TsP Legislation

    PS Krishnan, IAS Rtd N Paul Divakar K. Madhava Rao, IAS RtdAdvisor Convener Co-Convener

    K. Krishnan Manorama Ekka Mallepalli LaxmaiahCo-Convener Co-Convener Co-Convener-Advocacy

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    THE NATIONAL COALITION ON SCP TsP LEGISLATION- FOUNDING MEMBERS

    Th e National Coalition on SCP TsP Legislation consists of several organisations across the country com-mitted to the realization of Special Component Plan for SCs (SCP) and Tribal Sub Plan (TsP). Th e fol-lowing is the list of founding members of the coalition:

    NATIONAL

    All India Confederation of SC/ST Organisations National Action Forum for Social Justice

    All India Dalit Mahila Adhikaar Manch National Adivasi Alliance

    All India Dalit Rights Federation National Adivasi Solidarity Council

    All India Forum for Forest Movements National Advisory Council for Development of Indig-enous Peoples

    All India Union of Forest Working People National Alliance Women's Organisation

    Ambedkar world Federation of Employees Association National Campaign On Dalit Human Rights

    Canara Bank SC/ST Employees Welfare Association National Confederation of Dalit Organisations

    Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion National Dalit Forum

    Commission on Tribal and Adivasi-NCCI National Dalit Movement for Justice

    Dalit Arthik Adhikar Andolan National Federation of Dalit Women

    Ekta Parishad National Forum of Forest Peoples and Forest Workers

    Human Rights Advocacy Forum Safai Karmachari Andolan

    Human Rights Alert, North East Shoshan Abhiyan Purvi Bharat

    National Federation of Dalit Land Rights Movements

    ANDHRA PRADESH

    Centre for Dalit Studies Sakshi

    Dalit Bahujan Front SAMATA

    Dalit Bahujan Sramik Union SAMVAD

    Gram Navajeevan Samstha SC/ST Sub Plan Nidhula Aikya Karyacharana Committee

    People's Monitoring Committee SC/ST officers Forum

    Praja Pragathi Trust Society for Women Education

    ASSAM

    Adivasi Sahitya Sabha Promotion and Advancement of Justice Harmony and Rights of Adivasi

    Institute of Integrated Resources Management

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    BIHAR

    Dalit Adhikar Manch Samvadik Kalyan Evam Vikas Samasthan

    PRAXIS

    CHATTISSGARH

    Jan Jagriti Manch Lok Manch Vikas Samiti

    DELHI

    All India Federation of Trade Union Indian social Institute, Delhi

    Asha Social Welfare society Jhuggi Jhopdi Ekta Manch

    ASRA LEDS

    Bodhisatv Arthik Samta Samiti Matri Sudha

    Dalit Christian Society Mazdoor Yuva Yikas Vikas Samiti

    Delhi Forum Nai Dristi-Educational and Cultural Organisation.

    Delhi Shramik Sangathan Nazdeek

    Domestic Workers Forum PRASAR

    Dr. Ambedkar Seti Vikas Va Sanshodhan Sanstha Saheri Adhikar Manch- Begharon ke Sath

    Ekta Yuva Mandal Sakasham

    Hamari Umeed Sarthak Yuva Kendra

    HAQ Sunshine Youth Club

    Ideal Youth Club Union of Dalit Organisations (UNIDOR)

    Indian Institute of Dalit Studies

    GUJARAT

    Adivasi Adhikar Abhiyan Janpath

    Adivasi Sarvangi Vikas Sangh Janvikas

    Antyodaya Vikas Shikshan Centre Lok Adhikar Manch

    Bahujan Samajik Trust Manav Garima

    Banaskantha Jilla Dalit Sangathan Navsarjan

    Behavioural Science Centre Paryavaran Mitra

    Budget Advocacy Rajasthan Centre Pathey Budget Centre

    Gujarat Dalit Sangathan Shakti-Legal Aid & Human Rights Centre

    Gujarat Dalit Vanchit Sangathan

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    HIMACHAL PRADESH

    Centre for Mountain Dalit Rights People's Campaign for Socio-Economic Equity in the Himalaya

    Himalaya Niti Abhiyan

    JAMMU & KASHMIR

    All Jammu & Kashmir SC Welfare Association

    JHARKHAND

    Child Rights Alliance Samvad

    Hope Jharkhand indegenious people's forum

    Jharkhand Jangal Bachao Andolan

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