Hooda announces new incentives for SCs

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Chandigarh, Oct 22 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today announced to increase the amount of financial assistance being given to the advocates belonging to the Scheduled Castes (SCs) for purchasing library books from Rs one lakh to Rs 1.5 lakh.

It has also been decided to decrease the minimum pass marks from 50 per cent to 45 per cent for SC candidates for the recruitment to the posts of HCS (executive and judicial branches).

Mr Hooda, who was speaking as Chief Guest in the seminar on 'uplift of lawyers from weaker sections' organised by the Dr Ambedkar SC/ST Association of advocates here today, said the state government was committed for the uplift of SC, BC and weaker sections of the society. A number of new schemes for their welfare had been introduced in the state.

Terming Congress and the people of Scheduled Castes and Backward Classes as complementary to each other, he said whenever people of these communities got annoyed with the Congress , it lost power and whenever Congress lost power, a number of atrocities were committed on the people of these communities.

Mr Hooda said that he was highly sensitive to the problems of poor people of the society because he belonged to a family which always fought against the social injustice, exploitation and untouchability.


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