GUWAHATI, Nov 3 � The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice today said efforts would be made to incorporate provisions of the tribal laws of the State to the common law and also to bring the tribal law and justice system to the level of the general legal system.
The 14-member committee, which was in the city today, also said that it has recommended to various Central government departments and public sector undertakings to take steps to fill up all vacancies and promotions of scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, OBCs and differently-abled within six months through both direct recruitment and in-house promotion.
Briefing the media, the committee�s chairman Dr EM Sudarsana Natchiappan said that among other things, it held discussions with tribal chiefs and leaders and legal experts with a purpose to bring synergy between the tribal justice system and the regular justice system of the country.
�We want to see tribal laws are properly developed, nurtured and brought to a higher level. We have advised the State government, the National Law School and the State Legal Services Academy to work in this direction,� he said.
He said tribal stakeholders have sought more funds for development of the tribal justice system. He added that he had assured them of taking care of such demands.
The Standing Committee held meetings with managements of Oil India Ltd (OIL), Brahmaputra Valley Fertilizer Corporation (BVFC), NABARD and NHPC to discuss issues related to status of implementation of the Citizens� Charter, public grievances redressal mechanism, RTI Act and government�s policy of reservation in PSUs.
Natchiappan said the organisations gave good feedback with regard to RTI and public grievances redressal.
He said the Standing Committee stressed filling up backlogs with regard to existing vacancies within six months for SC/ST/OBC and differently-abled candidates.
�We have asked them to intensify the drive for direct recruitment and also internal promotions to fill up vacancies,� Natchiappan said, adding that this is part of the national plan to fill up such posts for weaker sections.
He said nationally, on an average, each government department has around 5-10 per cent vacancy.