National Legislators’ Conference on Challenges in the Empowerment of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in Independent India

The Constitution of India pinpoints the progress and protection for the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes by giving opportunities to them in educational, economic and political sectors. A lot of programmes have been undertaken for the upliftment of these people since Independence. Obviously, the Communities achieved progress to a certain extent. The deviation of resources, lack of monitoring corruption and other lapses resulted in the miserable condition of these communities even now. They require helping hand of Government and the society as a whole to achieve better opportunities and a dignified life. They have to be prepared to face the challenges posed by the neo-liberal policies adopted by governments of this Century.

Kerala is much better than other States in the upliftment of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Nevertheless, much more is needed in this field for bringing these marginalized people to the forefront of the Civil Society. Sri. P. Sreeramakrishnan, the Honorable Speaker of Kerala Legislative Assembly, who had brought forward this concept, visualizes that the festival on democracy will not be fruitful without discussing the challenges faced by Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes population in a national perspective and initiate to find out reasonable solutions .This Conference will discuss many of the aspects pertaining to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Contacts

1. Shri. R. Kishorkumar
Joint Secretary &
Convenor incharge
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2. Shri. R. Sajeevan
Joint Secretary
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Shri. P.P. Shah Nawas
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4. Smt. S. Jayasree
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5. Smt. Sheena Sivadas
Under Secretary
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6. Shri. G. Harilal
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7. Smt. M.R.Indu
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Schedule

DAY 1 (06-08-2018) Monday
Venue : Auditorium in the Southern Courtyard, Legislature Complex, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala
Time: 1.45 p.m
  Welcome Address Shri. A.P.Anilkumar, M.L.A
  Greetings Shri. Rahul V Karad,
Executive President,
M.I.T World Peace University, Pune, Maharashtra
  Concept of Empowerment Shri. P.S.KRISHNAN, IAS (Retired),
Former Advisor to Government of Andhra Pradesh

 

Presentations

  2.20 p.m. EXPERIENCES AND POSSIBILITIES OF JUDICIAL INTERVENTIONS
Shri. Justice (Rtd.) K.G.BALAKRISHNAN, Former Chief Justice of India
  2.40 p.m.

CASTEISM AND UPRISING OF SCHEDULED COMMUNITIES

Shri. KANCHA ILAIAH,
Director, Centre for Study of Social Exclusion and Inclusive Policy, Maulana Azad National Urdu University, Hyderabad

  3.00 p.m. CONSTITUTIONAL JUSTICE : REALITY AND EXPECTATIONS
Prof. GOPAL GURU, Editor, Economic and Political Weekly
  3.20 p.m.

RESERVATION, DEMOCRACY : A PERSPECTIVE IN INDIAN EXPERIENCE

Smt. KANIMOZHI, M.P.

Tea Break

  4.00 p..m. REGIONAL CONFERENCES ON THE PAPERS PRESENTED
  Venues 1 EXPERIENCES AND POSSIBILITIES OF JUDICIAL INTERVENTIONS
Venue : Auditorium in the Southern Courtyard, Legislature Complex 

Presidium : Hon’ble Ministers, M.Ps, and M.L.AsCo-ordinators :
Shri. Chittayam Gopakumar
, MLA,
Dr.N.K.Jayakumar, former Secretary, Kerala Legislative Assembly & Former Vice Chancellor, NUALS
Shri.V.K.Babu Prakash, Secretary, Kerala Legislative Assembly

  Venue – II CASTEISM AND UPRISING OF SCHEDULED COMMUNITIES
Venue : Members’ Lounge, Legislature Complex 

Presidium : Hon’ble Ministers, M.Ps, and M.L.AsCo-ordinators :
Shri. R.Rajesh, M.L.A
Shri. B.S.Mavoji, I.A.S (Rtd.), Chairman, Kerala State Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
Prof.(Dr.) M.Dasan, Former Dean, School of Languages & Comparative Literature, Central University of Kerala

  Venue – III CONSTITUTIONAL JUSTICE : REALITY AND EXPECTATIONS
Venue : Banquet Hall, Legislature Complex 

Presidium : Hon’ble Ministers, M.Ps, and M.L.AsCo-ordinators :
Shri. I. C. Balakrishnan MLA
Prof.(Dr.) Vineetha Menon, Former Head of the Department of Anthropology,University of Kannur
Dr. Joseph Francis Munjattu, Deputy Project Director, KHPT/university of Manitoba

  Venue – IV RESERVATION, DEMOCRACY : A PERSPECTIVE IN INDIAN EXPERIENCE
Venue : Conference Hall 5 E , Legislature Complex 

Presidium : Hon’ble Ministers, M.Ps, and M.L.As

Co-ordinators :
Shri. Kovoor Kunjumon, M.L.A
Prof.(Dr.) J.Prabhash, Former Pro Vice Chancellor, University of Kerala
Prof.P.Jayakumar, Retired Professor, Government Arts and Science College, Kozhikode

  7.00 p.m.
Cultural Programme
Venue : Legislature Complex, Legislative Assembly, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala

Dinner

DAY 2 (07-08-2018) Tuesday

  9.30 a.m REGIONAL CONFERENCES CONTINUES

At Auditorium in the Southern Courtyard, Members’ Lounge and Conference Halls, Legislature Complex
  11.00 a.m.

REPORTING PLENARY SESSION

Venue : Members’ Lounge, Legislature Complex

One representative from each Group to Report – 10 minutes each


OPEN FORUM
  11.40 a.m. 01.15 p.m.
Inauguration:
Sri. RAMDAS ATHAWALE,
Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment
  Presence Sri. Kodikkunnil Suresh, M.P.
Sri. P.K.Biju, M.P
Sri. K.Somaprasad, M.P.
Sri. E.P.Jayarajan, M.L.A
Dr. M.K.Muneer, M.L.A
Sri. O.Rajagopal, M.L.A
Sri. V.P.Sajeendran, M.L.A.
Smt.C.K.Asha, M.L.A.
  Remarks Sri. P.S.Krishnan, IAS (Rtd.), Former Advisor to Government of Andhra Pradesh.
  Conclusion:

Sri. P. SREERAMAKRISHNAN, Hon’ble Speaker, Kerala Legislative Assembly.

Sri. V.SASI, Hon’ble Deputy Speaker, Kerala Legislative Assembly

    Conference concludes
  1 .30 p.m.
Lunch