(UNI) Punjab State Scheduled Castes Commission Chairperson and retired IAS officer Tejinder Kaur directed Director General of Police (DGP) to decide with regard to the pending cases upto 2016 falling under SC/ST Act within three months and complete the probe concerning the cases upto 2017 in six months time.
While issuing the directions during a meeting held here to review the pending cases pertaining to various departments, the Chairperson also sought detailed report about the entire lot of pending cases from the department.
She also directed that the progress pertaining to the cases under the SC/ST community be evaluated every week. At the same time pointing out the many flaws in the SC/ST cases on the part of the investigating officers, she emphasized upon DGP Dinkar Gupta to provide adequate training to all such officers.
The DGP assured the Commission that proper measures would be put in place to implement in letter and spirit the directions of the commission.
During the meeting, various schemes such as Aashirwad Scheme, Post-Matric Scholarship were also evaluated with instructions being issued to the officers of the concerned department to present report of the previous five years regarding these two schemes in a week’s time.