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Scheduled Castes and The Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989

9. Nomination of Nodal Officer

(1) The State Government shall nominate a nodal officer of the level of a Secretary to the State Government, preferably belonging to the Scheduled Castes or the Scheduled Tribes, for co-coordinating the functioning of the District Magistrates and Superintendent of Police or other officers authorized by them, investigating officers and other officers responsible for implementing the provisions of the Act. By the end of every quarter, the nodal officer shall review-

(i) the reports received by the State Government under sub-rules (2) and (4) of rule 4, rule 6, clause (xi) of rule 8,

(ii) the position of cases registered under the Act;

(iii) law and order situation in the identified area;

(iv) various kinds of measures adopted for providing immediate relief in cash or kind or both to the victims of atrocity or his or her dependant;

(v) adequacy of immediate facilities like rationing, clothing, shelter, legal aid, traveling allowance, daily allowance and transport facilities provided to the victims of atrocity or his/ her dependants;

(vi) performance of non-Governmental organizations, the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes Protection Cell, various committees and the public servants responsible for implementing the provisions of the Act.

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