News

Govt approves two bills to modify Scheduled Tribes’ list in five states

Two bills seeking to modify the existing list of scheduled tribes in five states and identify new communities in the Union Territory of Puducherry are set to be introduced in Parliament.

“The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given ex post facto approval for introduction of two Bills in Parliament for amendments in the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 so as to modify the list of STs in respect of five states-Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Tamil Nadu, Tripura and identification of new communities in the Union Territory of Puducherry,” an official statement said on Wednesday.

The communities that were found eligible for their inclusion in SC category include Boro, Boro Kachari and Karbi (Mikir) from Assam; Bhuinya, Bhuiyan, Dhanuwar, Kisan, Saunra and Saonra from Chhattisgarh; Malayali Gounder, Narikoravan and Kurivikkaran from Tamil Nadu and Darlong from Tripura.

From Jharkhand, the communities which were found eligible are Bhogta, Deshwari, Ganjhu, Dautalbandi (Dwalbandi), Patbandi, Raut, Maajhia, Khairi (Kheri) and Puran.

After the amendment, members of the communities included in the list will be able to derive benefits meant for STs under the existing schemes.

Some of the major schemes which cater to STs include Post Matric Scholarship, National Overseas Scholarship, National Fellowship, Concessional Loans from National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation and Hostels for ST boys and girls etc.

In addition, they will also be entitled to benefits of reservation in services and admission to educational institutions.

Source: The Indian Express

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

The One Stop Destination for Law

A Venture of India of Dreams Foundation

Contact us

Have Something to Share:
Submit Content, Press Releases to info@legaldesire.com
For Media Partner/Adverts Proposals, write to anuj@legaldesire.com

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Copyright © 2016 Legal Desire Media & Publications

To Top

Govt approves two bills to modify Schedu…

by Nupur Thapliyal time to read: 1 min
0

Get your Daily Dose of Legal Pulse

Subscribe to Legal Desire Daily Email Newsletter

Get Daily Latest Legal News & Notifications about happenings delivered to you via Email in Morning.

Get your Daily Dose of Legal Pulse

Subscribe to Legal Desire Daily Email Newsletter

Get Daily Latest Legal News & Notifications about happenings delivered to you via Email in Morning.

Read previous post:
cop
Call for Papers: Environmental Law and Practice Review (Volume V)

The Editorial Board of the Environmental Law and Practice Review (ELPR) invites submissions for the fifth volume of the journal....

Close