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Govt mulls law to boost SC/ST Act

DNMUM412229 | 4/16/2018 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :207 | India



New Delhi: The Centre may bring in an ordinance to overrun the Supreme Court’s March 20 order that is seen to have diluted the SC/ST Act, in fresh efforts to calm tempers among the Dalit community.
The government may also introduce a Bill during the Monsoon Session of Parliament beginning July to amend the Act and restore its provisions.
“If an ordinance is issued, it will also have to be converted into a Bill and passed by Parliament. The result of the two exercises is the same. But an ordinance has the benefit of giving instant results. It will help calm tempers immediately,” a senior official said.
The Centre urged the SC on Thursday to recall its judgment that “diluted” the Act and resulted in “great
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