Welfare of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Independent India - An Overview of State Policies and Programmes (First Published in Vol.19, No.4, October-December, 2000)
AbstractEvolution of various provisions in the Constitution of India specifically pertaining to the safeguards for the depressed classes is critically examined. The welfare is rooted in the Constitution based on the values of equality, human dignity, social justice, laws and policies emanating from the Constitutional mandate. However, these measures are found to be inadequate though a vast ground was traversed by way of planned development in spite of the heterogeneous nature of Indian society. The paper advocates for concerted efforts of the state and various agencies towards the continued quest for equality and social justice.
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