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  • Dalits live in most inhuman conditions, with a false consciousness of Bookbeing a part of the mainstream society. But even after Given that development and equality is a right, democratic assertion of that right to dignity is the need of the hour. Budgets of the government are powerful tools to address economic issues through provision of public goods for dalits. This publication reflects the India's development planning process and budget allocation policies.
























  • Alternative reportDalits, who are officially classified as Scheduled Castes (SCs), compriseabout 167 Million as per the Census held in 2001. It accounts for about 16.23 percentage of total population of India. There could be another estimated 35 to 40 Million or so who have converted to Christianity and Islam which are not treated as Scheduled Castes as per the Official records, whereas on the other hand, those who get converted to Sikhism and Buddhism have been accepted to be treated as Scheduled Castes officially too.



  • Under the scheme of Special Central Assistance (SCA), 100% central Status of Special Component Planassistance is extended to supplement the efforts of the States/UTs for ensuring rapid socio-economic development of the Scheduled Castes.  It is provided as an additive to the Scheduled Castes Sub-Plan (SCSP) of the States/UTs for augmenting the efforts of the States/UTs for the economic development of Scheduled Castes.  The objective of the SCA is to fill the critical gaps in family based income-generating schemes with supporting infrastructure development.  It focuses on maximizing the returns from the assets held by the SCs by filling the critical gaps in the developmental needs. 






  • Educate, Organise and Agitate’ was the clarion call given by Dr. Baba Saheb Ambedkar to Scheduled Caste communities. Dalit Children's Rights to EducationConsidering that we have 64.84% of overall literacy (Census 2001) on the eve of the sixtieth anniversary of our independence, a large number of children still continue to be out of school, this is a great challenge before us. While we have set our goal at elementary education beyond the primary education goal of the Millennium Development Goal (MDG), achieving quality universal primary education is nevertheless as much a challenge.





  • This Monitor is an attempt by the Monitoring Desk of NCDHR, to bring

    Dalit Monitorout the velocity of violence committed on Dalits for the 21 months, Jan 2006 Sept 2007 where 505 gruesome Atrocities were inflicted on Dalits in 14 states of India
    NCDR allows this report to be used as a Tool for Advocacy, by any committed HR organization, to challenge the Perpetrators both Non Dalits and the Erring Officials to render justice to the Victims as most of whom are still running pillar to post even to get the legitimate compensations ensured by the SC/ST (POA) Act 1989 and Rules 1995.




  • This report gives the idea about the work of NCDHR. Members of the National Governing Council  (NGC), National Executive Three Years Report of General SeceretaryCommittee (NEC), and the National Council (NC) from State Chapters, Full Timers, Staff of the National Secretariat, and Friends of the NCDHR were invited for a three day Consultation on Strategic Planning between 04th and 06th June 2007 to discuss the future directions for the involvement of the NCDHR based on the observations, findings, areas to be improved upon, and the recommendations of the Report on the External Evaluation facilitated during April – May 2007.




    Academic Untouchability is well known reality that Reservation has Stop Discrimination In Educationis not implemented fully in many institutions particularly in higher positions. On the other hand, children in schools as well as those who have managed to secure spaces in higher education continuously face caste biases entrenched into every sphere of academics. Voices of Dalit children highlighting their experiences of exclusion, discrimination and untouchability have been reported in many studies and even government reports. This publication reveals the harsh reality of the "SC/ST reservation in posts and services Bill 2008.




  • The Government of India has been arguing with CERD as well as with all other UN bodies and international institutions that ‘Caste is not Shadow ReportRace’ and does not fall within the ambit of racism, racial discrimination or related intolerance; that Constitutional and Legislative Mechanisms are adequately provided for and these are adequate to protect the Dalits from discrimination and to promote their socio-economic advancement. The government argues that it does not need external mechanism and that change takes time and is a slow process and they are doing all they can to solve the problem. The report is a shadow of advocacy of caste based discrimination at international level.
















































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