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

During the two-day stay, Dr. Punia would conduct 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.

The 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 Damad, 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 today.

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

Source: 360 NS