15.0 MONITORING FUNCTIONS OF THE COMMISSION
15.1 The Commission to determine subjects for monitoring
The Commission may determine from time to time the subjects or matters and areas that it would monitor relating to safeguards and other socio-economic development measures provided for the Scheduled Castes under the Constitution or under any other law for the time being in force or under any order of the Govt.
15.2 Prescribing returns and reports
15.2.1 The Commission may prescribe periodical returns or reports to be furnished by any authority responsible for or having control of the subject matter of which monitoring is being done by the Commission.
15.2.2 The Commission may from time to time issue instructions to its State Offices to collect information and data on any particular subject or matter from the State Governments, Local bodies, Corporate Bodies or any other authorities which is charged with the implementation of the safeguards provided for the Scheduled Castes.
15.2.3 The Commission may direct its State Offices to process the information of data in the State Offices with a view to arriving at conclusions with regard to the deficiencies/ shortcomings discovered through such processing or analysis of the data and to bring these to the notice of the concerned authority for comments and rectification, where necessary.
15.2.4 The Commission may have data relating to the subjects monitored, collected at the headquarters and may prescribe returns and reports for the purpose to be sent directly to its Headquarters by the Ministries/Departments of the Central government or a State Government or Public Sector Undertaking or any other body or authority which is charged with the responsibility of implementing safeguards relating to the Scheduled Castes.
16.0 Follow-up action
16.1 In order to ensure that monitoring is done effectively, the Commission, after getting the information as prescribed in the above rules and after reaching conclusions, may as early as possible send out communications to the concerned authority describing the shortcomings that have been noticed in the implementation of the safeguards and suggesting corrective steps. Decisions on sending out such a communication may be taken at a level not lower than that of Joint Secretary/Secretary at Headquarters. Directors-in-Charge of State Offices may take decisions on routine matter whereas they will seek approval of the Secretary and the concerned Member on complex and important matters affecting the interest of Scheduled Castes as a group.
16.2 The Commission may ask for the comments of the concerned authority on the action taken in pursuance of the communications sent under the Rule 76.
16.3 The Commission may include in its Annual Report or any Special Report, findings and conclusions arrived at through the process of monitoring of the subjects relating to the safeguards and socio-economic development measures provided for the Scheduled Castes under the Constitution or under any other law for the time being in force or under any order of the Union/State Government.
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