Orphans to be included in SC, ST lists
Warangal, April 3 (INN): Orphans in the state who are under the care of government orphanages and whose parents cannot be identified would be henceforth listed among the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
This was revealed by Backward Class Welfare Minister Basavaraju Saraiah on Sunday who said that these orphans would be issued SC/ST certificates. Mr Saraiah was speaking to media persons after participating in a Bala Vikas Programme in Hanmokonda in Warangal district on Sunday.
Mr Saraiah said that the government will also provide primary education to these orphans up to the tenth standard. 'Such a revolutionary and historical decision is perhaps the first in the country, and it has been taken considering the orphans' welfare and future,' he stated.
News Posted: 3 April, 2011