Economic Undertakings

Kerala will identify the poor among advanced communities

The Kerala government has said it will conduct a “socio-economic survey” among advanced caste communities to identify economically backward people among them.

Kerala’s LDF government on Wednesday gave its approval to the long-standing demand from advanced caste communities.

A cabinet meeting gave the green light to conduct the Kerala State Commission investigation for the economically backward among advanced communities, through Kudumbashree, the all-female poverty eradication mission of the ‘State, according to an official statement. The government has allocated a total of Rs 75.67 lakh for collecting information for the same.

Five most economically backward families, belonging to advanced caste communities, would be identified in each neighborhood of local bodies, including village, municipality and society across the state as part of the survey.

The meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, also decided to make police checks compulsory for appointments in assisted educational institutions, social assistance boards of public sector enterprises, development authorities, cooperative institutions and state vaswom councils.

The cabinet ordered the relevant agencies to complete the procedure within one month of the employee’s arrival at the office and the relevant institutions are expected to make the necessary changes in this regard within three months, added the communicated.

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