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The House reassembled after lunch at

thirty-one minutes past two of the clock,

THE DEPUTY CHAIRMAN in the Chair.

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PRIVATE MEMBERS' BILLS

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Bills for introduction.

 

BILLS INTRODUCED

 

THE FARMERS (PROTECTION FROM NATURAL CALAMITIES AND OTHER WELFARE MEASURES) BILL, 2006

 

SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA (RAJASTHAN): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill to provide for the protection of farmers who are frequently affected by natural calamities and lose their crops, livestock, dwelling units, household items and food grains due to such calamities by paying them adequate compensation and for welfare measures such as old age pension, removal of indebtedness, remunerative prices for their produce to be undertaken by the State and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)

 

THE CONSTITUTION (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2006 (INSERTION OF NEW ARTICLE 38A AND TO AMEND THE SEVENTH SCHEDULE)

 

SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA (RAJASTHAN): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill further to amend the Constitution of India.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

SHRI SANTOSH BAGRODIA: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: Shrimati Hema Malini; not present. Shrimati Prema Cariappa.

THE DESTITUTE AND NEGLECTED WOMEN (WELFARE) BILL, 2006

SHRIMATI PREMA CARIAPPA (KARNATAKA): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill to provide for the maintenance and welfare measures to be undertaken by the State for the destitute, neglected, old, infirm or physically challenged widow, divorcee or unmarried women through establishment of an Authority and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

SHRIMATI PREMA CARIAPPA: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

 

(Ends)

THE INDIAN PENAL CODE (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2006

 

SHRIMATI PREMA CARIAPPA (KARNATAKA): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill further to amend the Indian Penal Code, 1860.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

SHRIMATI PREMA CARIAPPA: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

 

(Ends)

 

THE VISUALLY HANDICAPPED PERSONS (EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES AND MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) BILL, 2006

 

ߴ֟ ִ þָ֕ (֬ Ϥ) : , ß־ ָ ָ ָ ָ ֮ ֣ ߵ ָָ ָ ߮ ׸ ָ ֢ ׮־ֵ ֮֟ ֣ ֟֌ ֮ ׾ֵ ֲӬ ׻֋ ׾֬ :ãׯ֟ ן ֋

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

ߴ֟ ִ þָ֕ : , ׾֬ :ãׯ֟ (Ends)

(Followed by 1w)

 


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THE GIRL CHILD (COMPULSORY BASIC EDUCATION) BILL, 2006.

ߴ֟ ִ þָ֕֠ (֬ Ϥ) : , ß־ ׻ֆ ׮ָָ ׾ֵֻ֪ ßָ ׮ֵ֤ ׮־ֵ ׿ ׮: פ ֮ ׻ ׾ֵֻ֪ ֮ ֣ ֵ֮ ֻ ׌ֵ ׮־ָ ޛ פ ֮ Ӳ׬֟ ֣ ֮ ׾ֵ ֲӬ ׻֋ ׾֬ :ãׯ֟ ן ֋

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

ߴ֟ ִ þָ֕ : , ׾֬ :ãׯ֟

(Ends)

THE WIDOWS (PROTECTION AND MAINTENANCE) BILL, 2006.

ߴ֟ ִ þָ֕֠ (֬ Ϥ) : , ß־ ֟, ׸֌ ׮ָ֟ ׾֬־ֆ Ӹ ָ- ׻֋ ׾֬־ֆ ָ ã֮֯ ֕ ָ֠ ֮ ֻ ֵ ֟֌ ֮ ׾ֵ ֲӬ ׻֋ ׾֬ :ãׯ֟ ן ֋

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

ߴ֟ ִ þָ֕ : , ׾֬ :ãׯ֟

(Ends)

THE CONSTITUTION (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2006 (AMENDMENT OF EIGHTH SCHEDULE).

 

SHRI LALHMING LIANA (MIZORAM): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill further to amend the Constitution of India.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

SHRI LALHMING LIANA: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)


THE RURAL LABOUR (WELFARE) BILL, 2006.

DR. E.M. SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill to provide for the welfare measures to be undertaken by the State for the rural labour employed in the agriculture sector and allied activities thereto and other rural occupations by establishing a Welfare Fund for such labour and for taking other measures to improve the living conditions, working conditions and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

 

DR. E.M. SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)

THE PROHIBITION OF LITTERING AND DEFILING OF PUBLIC PLACES BILL, 2006.

 

DR. E.M. SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN (TAMIL NADU): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill to prohibit littering, smoking, spitting and defiling by way of attending the call of nature in public places which are meant for the general public so as to maintain cleanliness, hygiene and healthy atmosphere in and around such public places and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

DR. E.M. SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)


THE TELE-SHOPPING (PROTECTION OF CONSUMER'S RIGHTS) BILL, 2006.

 

SHRI VIJAY J. DARDA (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill to provide for certain rights to consumers who purchase products and services through advertisement on television network and for protection of these rights by regulating marketing of products and services through television to these consumers and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

SHRI VIJAY J. DARDA: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)

THE COMMISSIONS FOR PROTECTION OF CHILD RIGHTS (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2006.

 

SHRI VIJAY J. DARDA (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill to amend the Commissions for Protection of Child Rights Act, 2005.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

SHRI VIJAY J. DARDA: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)

THE RAJYA SABHA SECRETARIAT (ADMINISTRATION) BILL, 2006.

SHRI VIJAY J. DARDA (MAHARASHTRA): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill to provide for the administration of the Rajya Sabha Secretariat by constituting a Commission to look after recruitment and conditions of services of the officers and staff of the Rajya Sabha Secretariat and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.

 

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

SHRI VIJAY J. DARDA: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)

(Followed by 1x/KSK)

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THE COMPULSORY EDUCATION BILL, 2006

SHRI JAI PARKASH AGGARWAL (NCT OF DELHI): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill to provide for compulsory education system in the country.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

SHRI JAI PARKASH AGGARWAL: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)

THE COMPULSORY VOTING BILL, 2006.

SHRI JAI PARKASH AGGARWAL (NCT OF DELHI): Sir, I beg to move for leave to introduce a Bill to provide for the compulsory voting in an election by each and every citizen of the country and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto.

The question was put and the motion was adopted.

SHRI JAI PARKASH AGGARWAL: Sir, I introduce the Bill.

(Ends)

THE CONSTITUTION (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2004 (AMENDMENT OF ARTICLES 341 AND 342) - (CONTD)

 

MR. DEPUTY CHAIRMAN: We will now take up further consideration on the Constitution (Amendment) Bill, 2004 (Amendment of articles 341 and 342), following a motion by Shri Silvius Condpan on 12th May. Mr. Natchiappan to continue the debate.

DR. E.M. SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN (TAMIL NADU): Actually, this Bill attracts a very important issue of having the right to reservation for certain people who are employed as tea garden workers, who have habitually, and by their nature, lived in a very backward condition. Their educational qualification is very low. Their children could not get proper education. Their living condition is worst and also, they are living a socially isolated life. Especially in Assam, these people are not at all accepted in any other job. They could not have skill development also. That is why, this community has come forward with this request of declaring them as Scheduled Tribes. This matter was taken up even at the level of discussion and debate in the Assembly. From the details that I have, I came to know that certain communities, which were covered by this type of job, were already recommended by the then Chief Minister, and now the present Chief Minister also has recommended to the Government of India for including them in the Scheduled Tribes List. Sir, no doubt, there is a Commission for that purpose and there are some procedures to be followed for inclusion or deletion of a particular community. But, at the same time, when these types of problem arise and it is brought to the notice of the people and also at the level of Assembly, the attention of the Government of India should be much more. Therefore, the hon. Member has come forward with this Private Members' Bill to amend the Constitution. When we take up this issue, similar circumstances are available throughout India. When the Scheduled Tribes or Scheduled Castes were identified even in the days of British Rule, they were identified on the basis of what was the condition of their living, what was their social status, how much they were earning, even how they were having the hair-dress, how they were wearing the clothes, what type of vessels they were using, what type of houses they were living, what was their nature of work. These were all the aspects taken into consideration. Sir, these people are totally dependent on tea gardens and they have got no world outside. They go in the morning and return in the evening, and throughout the night, they live just like animals and then they come back again in the morning. They don't have any social life. They have got the seclusion. They also don't have the economic status to raise their status to come forward and have more education in colleges of universities. (continued by 1y)

GSP-NB/1Y/2.45

DR. E.M. SUDARSANA NATCHIAPPAN (CONTD.): This is the situation even after so many years of attaining the Independence. These people should be protected and they should be given more concessions. They should be included in the Scheduled Tribe list so that attention can be paid and the Government can have more measures for their benefits. With this, they can improve themselves in their education and social status. If they come forward for having better education and if they are having more opportunities of skill development, then, naturally they will get more opportunities to earn more, and, their social status will be accepted by the community. There are many people belonging to Scheduled Tribes, who have passed the Civil Services examination, have become IAS officers and have got very good posts throughout India. They are working in a better capacity when you compare them with people who have got educational facilities for the last three generations or having convent education. Therefore, the capacities of the Scheduled Tribes or such people is not at all lower when you compare them with other people who have got opportunities of having better education for generations. For these types of people who are identified and who have already been recommended, necessary steps should be taken. These are the things which can happen anywhere. Sir, I give you a small example. In Tamil Nadu, if a person is performing the job of a dhobi, cleaning the clothes of a particular Scheduled Caste community, he is also classified as among Scheduled Caste people because that is not at all accepted by other communities. Because people are classified by their professions also, they could not come out of social seclusion. Therefore, if they are having a particular job throughout that generation and they could not come out of the clutches, then the Government of India should pay more attention towards them. A special survey should be done for this purpose to study as to what is their status and social life.

Therefore, I request that the Government of India should consider this Bill seriously. They should not take it in a normal course by telling us that we will consider it, and, therefore, you withdraw this Bill. This matter has already been well debated and taken up by the high level politicians in the Assam State. Similar problem exists throughout India, where for generations people have been continuing in the same profession. They could not come out of that because they could not see the window and feel the new breeze. Therefore, once again, I request the Government to seriously consider this Bill and pay attention to this matter. Sir, I support this Bill and expect that the Government of India will take personal interest in this matter and see that these communities are included in the Scheduled Tribe list. With these words, I conclude. Thank you. (Ends)

֚ () : ֳ֯ן , ײֻ ß ׻֋, ֮ ֮־֤ ָ , ֟ ׾׳֮ ׾ֿ , ָӛ, ײָ, ֜, ֬ Ϥ ָ ִ ֵ ֮ ִ ׻֋ ֋ ִ ֛ ܵ ד֟ ן ד֟ ֮֕ן ߅ ֕ 100-150 ִ ׻֋ ֋ ֋ , ָ ד֟ ן ד֟ ֮֕ן ֯ , ִ ֵ ֮ ִ ֻ ״ , ֕ ד֟ ן ד֟ ֮֕ן ֯

ֳ֯ן , ׾֮֬ ָ 341 342 ־ã և , ӟԟ Ϥ ָָ ׻Ù ָ ד֟ ן ד֟ ֮֕ן פ ֟ , ֯ ֛ ܵ , ד֟ ן ד֟ ֮֕ן , ױ ֮ Ӿ׮ ׬ָ ״ֻ ֵ

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AKG-SK/1Z/2.50

֚ (֟) : , ִ ָ ֕ ֵ ֮ ִ ֻ ״ , ל ֕ ٣ ã ֮ߵ ׾ , ִו ׾ ־ ו ָ ׿ ־ã ֮ ׾֬֋ ״ֻ֮ , ֕ ״ֻ

, ײֻ ִ֬ ֵ ָ ִ֮ ן ֋ ׯ֔ ߿֮ ׮ֵ׌ և ߅ ߿֮ , ד֟ ן ד֟ ֮֕ן , ևיև 滛 ׻Ù ֵ օ ִ ָ ׾ןֵ և ֲ ֻ Ϥ ßָ , ָ ֋, ׬ָ ״ֻ֮ ד֟ ן ד֟ ֮֕ן ֯ , ײֻ ִ֬ ֵ

, ֵ ֮֟ ָ ܵ, ӣֻ ָ פ ֮֕ןֵ , ֮֕ן ֟ , ִ ׻ֵ ָ ֮֕ן ֲ ׾֬֋ ״ֻ֮ , ״ֻ

, ֤ ֮ ֟ ײֻ ֯ ִ֬ ִ֕ ׯ֔ ד֟ ן/ד֟ ֮֕ן , ֮ ׬ָ ד֟ , ׬ָ ״ֻ օ , ָ , ָ ןֵ , ו֮ ֻ, ס֯, , ײָ ד֟ ֮֕ן ֯ , ִ ֯ ׻֋ ָָ ָ ֮ ָ ָ , ד׮ ֿ֣ߑ ד֟ ֮֕ן ד֟ ן 滛 ׻Ù , ֣ ֋, ו Ӿ׮ ׬ָ ֯

ױ ֯ ֮־֤ ו֮ ײֻ ֵ , ֮־֤ , ײֻ ִ֣Ԯ ֮ ֟ ִ֯ (ִ֯)

PROF. P.J. KURIEN (KERALA): Sir, I stand to support this Bill. It is discrimination that the same caste of people or same group of people is considered Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe in one State and as non-Scheduled Caste in other States. Sir, India is one and our Constitution is one for all of us. And if a set of people is given privilege in one State and they are denied the same privilege in the other States, it is nothing but discrimination. This discrimination, I understand, is justified by a term called 'area restriction'. This area restriction was brought about at the time of framing of the Constitution by perhaps some narrow minded or parochially thinking people. I have no hesitation in saying that. (Contd. by 2a)

-SK/YSR/2.55/2A

PROF. P.J. KURIEN (CONTD.): Sir, in any case, the labourers working in tea gardens are the poorest people. Of all the labour class, the tea garden labourers are the most deprived lot. Sir, in Kerala, the workers in tea gardens are called workers, but they have no work because most of the tea gardens are closed. They are not getting wages; they are starving. This is the condition of the tea garden workers, when they do not belong to the Scheduled Castes. What would have been their position if they belonged to the Schedules Castes? Even today people consider them as untouchables. Sir, it is not only the question of economic status. Why do they demand the Scheduled Castes status? Because social empowerment will be possible only by giving them this Scheduled Castes status. Sir, some people think it is just a matter of job and economic power. It is not. It is much more than that. Sir, political power, social power, and social empowerment will be possible only if we confer on them the Scheduled Castes status. Therefore, Sir, once again, I would say that I support this Bill.

Secondly, Sir, these people originally come from other States like Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh or West Bengal, and they are enjoying the status of Scheduled Castes in those States. Therefore, the Government should not have waited for a Private Member to bring this Bill. I am of the view that the Government should have brought forward this Bill to correct this anomaly or correct this distortion in our constitutional provisions. Sir, it is not that only these communities are to be considered for this status, there are other communities also in our country who actually belong to the Scheduled Castes communities, but they are deprived of this Scheduled Castes status.

Sir, in this context, I would also like to say about dalit Christians and dalit Muslims. Sir, I recall when I was a Member of the Lok Sabha some years back, there was a Bill by which we conferred the Scheduled Castes status on neo-Buddhists and it was welcomed by all. The framers of the Constitution at that time could not include the neo- Buddhists as Scheduled Castes. Likewise, due to a wrong perception of the status of the people, dalit Christians or dalit Muslims are also deprived of the Scheduled Castes status.

In my State, Kerala, unfortunately, there is this caste system. Dr. P.C. Alexander is here. He will bear with me. There is actually a kind of caste system where one set is called Syrian Christians and the other set is called dalit Christians. There is no relation between the two. Economically, educationally, and socially, Syrian Christians are advanced. They behave as if they belong to an upper caste, if there is an upper caste. But dalit Christians are a different group. Their way of life is different. Everything is different. Once upon a time they were untouchables. They should be given the status of the Scheduled Castes but are deprived of it.

Same is the case with dalit Muslims, even though the number is less. Sir, I can say this from an experience of mine. When I was a student, I had a friend whose name was Isaac. He belonged to the Scheduled Castes. He passed the SSLC along with me in the year 1959. (Contd. by VKK/2B)

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