AKHIL Bharatiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram appealed to the President of India and Governors of different states to exercise their powers for the welfare of Scheduled Tribes and administration of Scheduled Areas. The meeting held in Jabalpur recently expressed concern that though the Governors have vital role in implementation of welfare schemes in Scheduled Areas, no Governor exercises his/her extraordinary powers for it.
“The Constitution has vested the President of India with the powers to issue directives to any State in respect of administration of Scheduled Areas and drawing up and execution of developmental schemes for welfare of Scheduled Tribes. But it has been noticed that during the last 60 years after coming into force of the Constitution, not a single direction has been issued by the President to any State on any matter concerning the Vanvasis. The silence is ominous because both the Union and the State governments have neglected their constitutional duties. The Karyakari Mandal recommends that the Centre should consider the desirability of invoking its power as many of the states have failed in implementing Panchayat’s extension to the Scheduled Areas (PESA) Act, 1996 in the Scheduled Areas and Forest Rights Act, 2006 in the Scheduled Tribes Areas,” the resolution adopted at the meeting said.
Prior to the Karyakari Mandal meeting, Prant Aayam Pramukh Training Camp was organised at the same venue. RSS Sahsarkaryavah Shri Dattatreya Hosabale addressed the workers. All senior leaders of the Kalyan Ashram including national president Shri Jagdevram Oraon, general secretary Shri Gunvant Singh Kothari, joint general secretary Shri Kripa Prasad Singh and many other leaders were present on the occasion.