All representations are being perused keenly at this Commission and action has already been taken accordingly. Representations which required the attention of the respective State Authorities were sent to them for doing the needful, while others were retained at Commission for examination/consideration at the Commission. However, some of the common grievances received thereto are stated hereunder, in brief:-
Lack of basic facilities. Harassment by respective State authorities to DNT communities.
Insufficient food/education to DNT children.
Seeking SC or ST Category Caste certificate especially in terms of education to their wards.
Atrocities on DNT/NT people by police.
Regarding landlessness of DNT/NT people. Request to regularise their temporary shelters.
Seeking socio-economy survey of their place of living by the Commission.
- Seeking separate schedule for DNT/NT like SC/ST Category.
- Seeking better policies from Commission to uplift DNT/NT communities.
- Personal problems such as ‘individuals deprived of promotion in government jobs’, theft, torture from upper caste/class etc.
Till 31.07.2016 the Commission has received a total of 834 representations from DNTs/NTs communities and about 650 have been forwarded to the respective authorities for action at their level. Many representations are written in Marathi and Kannad languages, received from Maharashtra and Karnataka states respectively. We have approached the department of languages, National Book Trust, Sahitya Academy to convert in the local languages.