Ambedkar Corporation to help young dalit advocates in state
MANGALURU: Now young advocates from SC/ST communities may avail benefits to set up office from Dr B R Ambedkar Development Corporation. Corporation chairperson Mallajamma told reporters on Thursday that those dalit youths, who complete law degree, may avail low interest loans through the corporation. “The state government has reserved Rs 3 crore to implement a scheme for advocates from dalit communities.
They may submit applications before June 30 and avail the benefits. Allocation of amount will be based on the number of applications we receive,” she said. On issue related to non-repayment of loans under the corporation, Mallajamma said that the state government has already waived off loans to the tune of Rs 2.
01 crore that were distributed among SC members from May 2013. “There are instances of misuse of benefits extended through the corporation. We are facing the problem of staff shortage with all the 160 sanctioned posts remaining vacant,”…