Annual Reports

All states submit annual reports on the implementation of the Act under Rule 18 of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Rules 1995, which states:

18. Material for Annual Report:

The State Government shall every year before 31 March, forward the report to the Central Government about the measures taken for implementing provisions of the Act and various schemes/plans framed by it during the previous calendar year.

While we have not yet been able to access the full reports from each state, given below is the summary report of the state extracted from the union report prepared under Section 21(4) of the Act.

Though there was a functioning protection cell in Lakshawdeep (the official spelling of Lakshadweep) till 2015, from 2016 onwards the common report has been: The entire indigenous population of the Union Territory has been classified as Scheduled Tribes and in terms of religious classification, the entire indigenous population is Muslim. There have been no offences of atrocities in the Union Territory and as such setting up of Special Police Stations and Special Courts was felt necessary. Thus, the information for the year 20xx may be treated as ‘Nil’.

There is no data available for the years 1990-1999 and 2010-2014  even in the union reports.