COMMITTEE ON WELFARE OF SCHEDULED CASTES, SCHEDULED TRIBES AND BACKWARD CLASSES
Constitution of the Committee
(1) There shall be a Committee on the Welfare of Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes consisting of thirteen members who shall be elected by the House every year from its members according to the principle of proportional representation by means of the single transferable vote.
(2) The term of office of members of the Committee shall not exceed one year.
Function of the Committee.
The functions of the Committee shall be--
(a) to consider and examine the recommendations contained in the reports of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, Government of India, in so far as the Punjab State is concerned and which fall within the purview of the State Government, and to report to the House as to the measures that should be taken by the State Government ;
(b) to report to the House on the action taken by the Government on the measures proposed by the Committee ;
(c) to examine the measures taken by the Government to secure due representation of the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes in services and posts under its control( including appointments in the Public Sector Undertakings, Statutory and Semi-Government Bodies) having regard to the provisions of Article 335 of the Constitution ;
(d) to report to the House on the working of the welfare programmes for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Backward Classes ; and
(e) to examine such other matters as may be specifically referred to it by the House or the Speaker.