7 Jul 2017

NCST Issues Notice to Golf Club on Complaint of Discrimination Against Northeast Woman

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has issued a notice today to Golf Club, Delhi on a complaint of discrimination from a woman from North east belonging to ST inside the premises of the club. NCST has asked the club to submit its reply, facts and information in the matter and action taken on the allegation to the Commission within seven days. 

The Commission has issued a notice on the representation received from Chairperson, Meghalaya State Commission for Women and Civil Society of Assam. The Commission has also decided to investigate/ inquire into the matter in pursuance of the powers conferred upon it under Article 338A of the Constitution of India. 
It is mentioned in the notice that if the Commission does not receive the reply from the club within the stipulated period it may exercise the powers of civil courts conferred on it under clause 8 of Article 338A of the Constitution and issue summons for appearance of the office bearers of the club in person before the Commission. 

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