New Delhi, May 1: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) on Tuesday issued a notice to Madhya Pradesh Government over the stamping of castes on the bare chests of aspiring constables from the reserved categories in Dhar.
A statement released by NHRC read as, “Have taken suo motu cognizance of media reports about the stamping of castes on the bare chests of aspiring constables from the reserved categories during their medical examination at the Dhar district hospital in Madhya Pradesh”.
National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) issues notices to the Government of Madhya Pradesh over stamping of castes on the bare chests of aspiring constables from the reserved categories in Dhar
— ANI (@ANI) May 1, 2018
“Reportedly, the caste stamps were used to avoid any kind of confusion among candidates, as height and chest measurement norms are different for constables belonging to general and reserved categories. However, candidates from the general category were not labeled,” the release added.
The Commission has issued notices to the Chief Secretary and Director General of Police, Madhya Pradesh seeking for a detailed report in the matter, along with action taken against the delinquent officers, within four weeks.
According to ANI report, NHRC observed that the contents of the media reports carried on April 30, 2018, if true, indicate discriminatory and derogatory treatment meted out to the candidates, belonging to the reserved categories.
Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Bhupendra Singh on Monday assured strict action will be taken and ordered probe in a case.
Last week, the aspiring candidates appearing for the post of Police Constable were labelled with their respective castes on their bare chest during medical examinations at a district hospital.