Interaction of the Commission with the State Governments.

11.1 The Commission shall interact with the State Governments through its Members, Secretariat and the State Offices.

11.2 The Members in-charge of the State/UT would interact with the State Government/UT Administration through meetings, personal contacts, visits and correspondence. The information in this regard may be sent to the concerned Deptt./Organizations well in advance and the State Offices should also be informed about the same. For this purpose, detailed guidelines may be formulated by the Commission. The Secretariat of the Commission through its concerned Wing(s) would provide necessary assistance and information to the Member for enabling him to discharge his functions effectively. The State Governments should provide facilities for transport, security, accommodation etc. to the Member as per his entitlement.

12.0 Interaction with the Planning Commission

12.1 The Commission shall interact with the Planning Commission at appropriate levels through representation in the various Committees, Working Groups or other such bodies set up by the Planning Commission. The Commission shall indicate this requirement through general or specific communication to the Planning Commission.

12.2. The Commission may request the Planning Commission to forward copies of all the documents concerning the process of planning and development and evaluation of all programmes and schemes touching upon the Scheduled Castes.

12.3 The Commission may decide about the manner of interaction between the Chairperson/Members of the Commission and the Deputy Chairman/Members of the Planning commission.

13.0 Interaction of the State Offices with the State Governments

13.1 The State Offices of the Commission shall work in a manner so as to provide a regular and effective link between the State Governments concerned and the Commission. For this purpose, the Commission may send communications to the State Governments suggesting that the officers-in-charge of the State Offices of the Commission may be taken on important Planning, Evaluation and Advisory bodies including Corporations concerned with the welfare, protection and development of the Scheduled Castes.

13.2 The officers-in-charge of the State Offices may be directed or authorized by the Commission to convey to any State authority the formal views, opinion or approach of the Commission on any specific or general mater or issue arising at any meeting or deliberation.

14.0 Research/Studies/Surveys/Evaluation

14.1 The Commission may undertake studies to evaluate the impact of the development schemes on the socio-economic development of the Scheduled Castes taken up by the Union or State Governments. For this purpose, the Commission may constitute Study Teams either at the Headquarters or at the State Offices. The Study Teams may undertake investigations, surveys or studies either in collaboration with Central or State Govt. authorities or Universities or Research Bodies, as the case may be, or may do so independently.

14.2 The Commission may entrust surveys or evaluation studies to any professional body or person considered suitable and competent to undertake such work and, for this purpose, may make any reasonable payment to such body or person towards the cost of the study by way of fee or grant.

14.3 The studies so undertaken or their gist may form part of the Annual or Special Report of the Commission to be presented to the President or may be published separately by the Commission.

14.4 The Commission may forward a copy of such a study report to the Union or the State Government concerned, as the case may be, asking for their comments, if any. The comments or action taken reports by the Union/State Government may also form part of the Annual Report of the Commission.

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