Workshop on Reservation in Politics, Education and Services held


A Workshop on “Reservation in Politics, Education and Services” was held in New Delhi today as part of National Tribal Carnival 2016.

The Workshop was Chaired by Shri JualOram, Union Minister of Tribal Affairs and co-chaired by Shri Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs in the presence of Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste, Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare and Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The panelists for the Workshop were Shri M N Rao, Retd. Chief Justice, HP High Court, Professor Karma Oraon of Ranchi University Professor SukhedeoThorat, Smt. Archana Varma, Joint Secretary, Shri Manoj Pingua, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and Shri Rajesh Agrawal, Joint Secretary. The Workshop was attended by about 250 delegates including Ministers from the State Governments, Members of Parliament, Members of State Legislatures other dignitaries.

A contextual presentation was made by JS, Department of Personnel and Training delineating the critical aspects and key features of reservation policy in recruitments and promotions. The presentations by JS, Ministry of Tribal Affairs and JS, Ministry of Skill Development dwelt on reservations in Legislature, PRIs, role of other Ministries/Departments on reservation aspects, skill and entrepreneurial development initiatives with particular reference to the tribal communities and a holistic view of Government initiatives in this regard were highlighted.

Shri Bhabhor spoke on upliftment of tribal communities for their holistic growth and development and their initiation to the mainstream population. He reiterated Government’s commitment for holistic development of tribal communities. He also appreciated the extensive presentations by the panellists and complimented efforts in organizing three Workshops as an important aspect of the National Tribal Carnival. Shri Faggan Singh Kulaste shared his thoughts on the reservation policy.

Shri Oram, while summing up, thanked various stakeholders and complimented the contributions by the panelists. The backdrop of reservation policy for Scheduled Tribes and the need for their empowerment was emphasised.

The contents of various issues were widely appreciated by audience and there were a number of interventions which were responded to by the panel.

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