Top 12 Things to Know About SC-ST Act 1989
Top 12 Things to Know About SC-ST Act 1989

To Gain an overall insight into the SC-ST Act, read the Top 12 Things to Know About SC-ST Act 1989. On 11 September 1989, Indian Parliament approves the SC-ST Act. However, This act is implemented from 30 Jan 1990, throughout our country. This act is applicable to all the people who don’t belong to the SC-ST community. This Act has 5 Chapters with a total of 23 Streams.

We all know after the Indian Parliament Approves this Act in 1989 it is law now. So, we definitely want to know what this Law do?

Top 12 Things to Know About SC-ST Act 1989

What does the SC-ST Act do?

To explain this law we present you some important point about it, through which you easily understand it.

  • This law punishes the torture which is happening against the SC-ST community.
  • It Protects the Victim.
  • This Law establishes the Judiciary so that special actions should take place if anything goes wrong.
  • Under this law protection against the various type of abusive crimes such as forcing some SC ST people to eat the Non-Food items like Urine, Feces etc is applicable.
  • This law protects the SC-ST Community against the Economic Boycott. If a person refuses to do business with any people which belong to the SC-ST Community, then we call it an Economic Boycott.
  • Following things fall under the Economic Boycott:
  • If some person refuses to hire a person who belongs to SC ST Community.
  • If some person refuses to give service to a person who belongs to SC ST Community.
  • The Law also Protects the SC-ST Community against Social Boycott. Social Boycott means If a people or a group of people refuse to make contact or live with the people who belong to SC ST Community.
  • If a Government officer or Personel does not do his/her duty intentionally or Unintentionally under this act, then he/she will be punished and go to jail for 6 Months to 1 Year.

What will the Government Official Do if one file a report under this Act?

  1. If some person wants to file a report under this act, the official should write his/her report.
  2. Before taking the Victim Signature in the Police Station, the Official must read the report Loudly, So that all the people present there listening to it.
  3. The official must give his/her response to the person who files the report.
  4. Under 60 Days from filing the report, the official must file a charge sheet against the Attributed Person.

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