STATE COMMISSION FOR SCHEDULED CASTES AND SCHEDULED TRIBES

INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR SECOND INDIA COUNTRY REPORT


ARTICLE 1 [DEFINITION OF CHILD]

1.  What steps are taken to combat and prevent discrimination, both in law and practice, including discrimination on the basis of race, religion, caste, colour, sex, etc?


ARTICLE 30 (CHILDREN BELONGING TO A MINORITY OR  AN INDIGENOUS GROUP)

2.  Indicate the measures (legislative, administrative, educational, budgetary and social levels) adopted, to ensure that a child belonging to an ethnic, religious or linguistic minority or who is indigenous is not denied the right, in community with other members of his or her group:
  • To enjoy his or her culture;
  • To profess and practice his or her own religion;
  • To use his or her own language.

3.  Provide information on:

  • The ethnic, religious or linguistic minorities or indigenous groups existing within the State party’s jurisdiction;
  • Measures have been adopted to ensure the preservation of the identity of the minority or indigenous group to which the child belongs;
  • Measures have been adopted to recognise and ensure the enjoyment of the rights set forth in the Convention by children belonging to a minority or who are indigenous;
  • Measures have been adopted to prevent any form of discrimination and combat prejudice against those children, as well as those designed to ensure that they benefit from equal opportunities, including in relation to health care and education;
  • Measures have been adopted to ensure respect for the general principles of the Convention, to the maximum extent possible, as well as non-discrimination;
  • Measures adopted to ensure that in the implementation of the rights recognised in article 30 due consideration is taken of other provisions of the Convention, including in the areas of civil rights, particularly in relation to the preservation of the child’s identity, family environment and alternative care( for example art. 20, para. 3 and art. 21), education and the administration of juvenile justice;
  • Provide relevant disaggregated data on the children concerned, including by age, gender, language, religion, and social and ethnic origin;
  • Progress achieved and the difficulties encountered in the implementation of this article, as well as any targets set for the future.

4.  In the light of Art. 2 of CRC are the laws to prohibit caste-based discrimination and discrimination against tribal groups widely implemented?

5.  Has the 83rd Constitution Amendment Bill been enacted? In light of Art. 28 & 29 of the Convention, what measures have been taken to mandate free and compulsory education for children upto 14 years?

6.  What steps are take for proper allocation of necessary resources (human and financial) to ensure strengthen effective implementation of existing legislation? And also steps to strengthen the capacity and effectiveness of national human rights institutions?

 

QUANTITATIVE   DATABASE

Name of the State/UT:

Name of the Department:

Population of Children in your State/UT:
Male:
Female:
Total:

 

CHILDREN BELONGING TO A MINORITY OR AN INDIGENEOUS GROUP [Art. 30]


1. Provide data on children for the following:
 

1997-98

1998-99

1999-2000
 

F

M

T

F

M

T

F

M

T

Number of children belonging to ethnic group                  
Number of children belonging to religious/linguistic minorities                  
Number of children belonging to indigenous group