Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes, Commission
STATEMENT OF OBJECTS AND REASONS
To give effect to announcement made in the Budget Speech of the year 2001-
2002, it is considered necessary to enact a legislation to provide for Constitution of a
permanent Commission for the persons belonging to the Scheduled Castes and the
Scheduled Tribes, which shall,-
(i) investigate and examine the working of various safeguards provided for the
welfare and protection of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
(ii) inquire into specific complaints with respect to the deprivation of rights and
safeguards of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes of Karnataka.
(iii) to participate and advice on the planning process of socio-economic
development of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and evaluate the
progress of their development in the state.
(iv) make recommendations as to the measures that should be taken by the
State Government for the effective implementation of safeguards and other measures for
the protection, welfare and socio-economic development of the Scheduled Castes and
Scheduled tribes and make report to the State Government annually.
(v) discharge such other functions as may be enstructed by rules.
The Karnataka State Commission for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled
Tribes Bill, 2002, provides for,
(i) The constitution of State Commission, and the terms of office and conditions
of service of the chair person and other members.
(ii) the powers and functions of the commission.
(iii) Manner of maintaining account of the commission and the audit of such
The Bill also provides for certain other incidental and consequential provisions.
Hence the Bill.
(L.A. Bill No. 2 of 2002)KARNATAKA ACT No. 20 OF 2002
(First published in the Karnataka Gazette Extraordinary on the Eleventh day of
THE KARNATAKA STATE COMMISSION FOR THE SCHEDULED CASTES AND
THE SCHEDULED TRIBES ACT, 2002.
(Received the assent of the Governor on the sixth day of September, 2002)
An Act to provide for constitution of a Karnataka State Commission for the
Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and to provide for matters connected
therewith or incidental thereto;
Wheres it is expedient to constitute a Commission for the Scheduled Castes and
the Scheduled Tribes and to provide for matters connected therewith or incidental
Be it enacted by the Karnatka State Legislature in the fifty third year of the
Republic of India as follows:
- Short title and commencement.-(1) This Act may be called the Karnataka
State Commission for the Scheduled castes and the Scheduled Tribes Act, 2002.
(2) It shall be deemed to have come into force with effect from the Fifth day of
- Definitions.- In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires,-
(a) “Commission” means the Karnataka State Commission for the Scheduled
Castes and the Scheduled Tribes constituted under section 3;
(b)”Member” means a member of the Commission;
(c)”Scheduled Castes” shall have the meaning assigned in clause(24) of Article
366 of the Constitution of India;
(d)”Scheduled Tribes” shall have the meaning assigned in clause (25) of Article
366 of the Constitution of India.
State Commission for the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes
- Constitution of the Commission for the Scheduled Castes and the
Scheduled Tribes.-(1) The State Government shall, as soon as may be after the
commencement of the Act constitute a body to be called as the Karnataka State
DISCLAIMER: This document is being furnished to you for your information by Blinkvisa. The contents of this document have been obtained from sources Blinkvisa believes to be reliable. These contents have not been independently verified, and PRS makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or correctness. In some cases the Principal Act and/or Amendment Act may not be available. Principal Acts may or may not include subsequent amendments. For authoritative text, please contact the relevant state department concerned or refer to the latest government publication or the gazette notification. Any person using this material should take their own professional and legal advice before acting on any information contained in this document. Blinkvisa or any persons connected with it do not accept any liability arising from the use of this document. Blinkvisa or any persons connected with it shall not be in any way responsible for any loss, damage, or distress to any person on account of any action taken or not taken on the basis of this document.