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Goa SC/ST Commission to go to the doorsteps of people to deliver justice

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Panaji: Goa Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (SC/ST) Commission on Monday announced that they would be setting up camps across the rural areas to dispose off the cases pending before them.

Commission’s Chairman Ramesh Tawadkar told reporters that the camps, which would be make-shift courts, would be set up across all the tribal areas, from where the cases have been filed.

The commission has 218 cases pending before it, he said which would be taken up for disposal, delievering the justice to the complainants.

Tawadkar said that many of the matters are related to the service issued between the tribal youth and the state government, which would be taken up in commission’s Panaji office.

“But there are several matters which are related to the community which can be settled through commission’s make shift courts which will travel to the doorstep of the tribals,” he said.

The former State Minister in Manohar Parrikar-led cabinet said that the tribals have to travel as far as 120 kilometres to reach to Panaji to attend the hearings before the commission.

“It’s not possible for many of them, even to travel, as there is connectivity through public transport to their villages. That is the reason why we have decided to travel to their areas with the machinery,” he added.

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