In order to eradicate crime against ST, wide publicity is made through different medias, organizing meetings/khola Mancha in different rural areas by Ss.P./District Magistrates. Publication is also made through Non-Govt. organisation giving opportunity to the people of the said community to put forth their rights for which, they come forward to lodge atrocity cases voluntarily
LEGAL PROVISIIONS FOR THE PROTECTION OF SCHEDULED CASTES & SCHEDULED TRIBES.
Home Department has set up a dedicated Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes Protection Cell under the charge of I.G. of Police in the State Headquarters at Cuttack in accordance with Rule-8 of the SCs & STs (POA) Rules, 1995, vide Home Department Notification No.33416/C&HR, dtd 24.08.2012.
2. Check list regarding procedure of investigation of cases under SC/ST (POA) Act has been circulated to all Investigating Officers of Odisha Police in consultation with Director, Public Prosecutions, Odisha, Bhubaneswar.
3. Regular Field visits are being conducted by Addl. D.G. of Police, HRPC and I.G. of Police, SC/ST Protection Cell, Odisha, Cuttack.
4. SC & ST cases are being reviewed by Home Department every Quarter.
5. Training & Workshops have been conducted in collaboration with Biju Pattnaik State Police Academy for Police Officers.
In the year 2015, 688 cases were registered out of which, 306 cases have been charge sheeted, 6 cases returned as FRT, 13 cases returned as FRMF/ML, 79 cases closed as False, 35 cases closed for other reasons and 249 cases are under investigation.