Dr P. L Punia, Chairman, National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC)
Dr P. L Punia, Chairman, National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC)
Bhubaneswar: Dr. P. L Punia, the Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) is scheduled to arrive in Bhubaneswar for a two-day visit to the State on November 1 .

During the two-day stay, Dr Punia would conduct a public hearing in Bhubaneswar on the recommendation of Scheduled Caste Advisory Council and receive individual proposals for inclusion of certain castes and sub castes in the SC list, official sources said.

Hearing would be conducted on the proposal of 12 castes and sub-castes claiming to be included in the SC list. They include Gaudia Kela, Adhuria Damada, Rajaka, Betara, Patratanti, Bariki, Kumbhari, Khadal, Chik, Situria, Jayantara Pano, and Paunda Poda at the SC and ST Research and Training Institute near CRPF Square in the State capital on November 1.

Dr. Punia will also hear grievances for deletion of certain castes from the SC list and allegations made against those castes.

Source: 360 NS