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Manmohan Singh to inaugurate Conference of Social Justice Ministers

June 16, 2011 - New Delhi

The Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh will inaugurate a two-day conference of the State Ministers of Welfare and Social Justice here tomorrow.

On the first day of the conference issues relating to Development of Scheduled Castes and OBCs will be discussed.

Progress in the implementation of protection of civil rights act, 1955, prevention of atrocities act, 1989, self employment scheme for rehabilitation of manual scavengers, implementation of revised post matric scholarship scheme, payment of scholarships to students on a regular basis, through bank and post offices will also be discussed.

The State Ministers will discuss progress of implementation and utilisation, status of release of funds receipts of proposals in 2011-12 and their sanction, grievance redress system for scholarship holders.

Progress of implementation under the Babu Jagjivan Ram Chhatravas Yojana, completion of hostels sanctioned earlier, status of receipt of proposals for 2011-12 and database for Hostels will be presented in the conference.

The conference will debate on the pending utilization certificates under special central assistance and data about beneficiaries who have been able to cross the poverty line.

The conference will monitor the progress of action on ministry's guidelines for simplification of procedure for issue of disability certificates, accessibility for persons with disability in-built environment, communication and information, public transport, and implementation of the scheme for Implementation of Persons with Disabilities Act.

Implementation of schemes for the welfare of Senior Citizens and integration programme for Older Persons, prevention of alcoholism, drug abuse and action being taken by state governments regarding beggary will also come up for discussion.


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