Revision in List of Schedule Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh

Revision in List of Schedule Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh

Revision in List of Schedule Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh

The cabinet ministry headed by Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi, approved the institutionalised the bill “Constitution (Schedule Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2018” in Indian Parliament for amendments to be made into Constitution (Schedule Tribes) Order, 1959. The Amendments introduced are to modify the STs (Schedule Tribes) of Arunachal Pradesh.

The Amendments specifies the changes to be made in the list of ST’s (Schedule Tribes) of Arunachal Pradesh.

  1. Deletion of ‘Abor’ in serial No. 1, as it is.
  2. Replace Tai Khamti’ alternatively of (instead of) ‘Khampti’ at serial No. 6.
  3. Include of ‘Mishmi-Kaman’ (Miju Mishmi), Idu (Mishmi) and Taraon (Digaru Mishmi) in serial No. 8.
  4. Include of Monpa, Memba, Sartang, Sajolong (Miji) in serial No. 9 in lieu of ‘Momba’.
  5. Include ‘Nocte’, "Tangsa’, Tutsa’, ‘Wancho’ in relation to ‘Any Naga Tribes’ in Sr. No. 10 in list of ST’s of Arunachal Pradesh.

The rationale for the proposed amendments are:

  1. Removal of Abor – Removal of duplication (if any)
  2. Replace Khampti – Non-existent tribe called ‘Khampti’
  3. Provision to include of Idu and Tarao, in addition to Mishmi-Kaman. The existing entry is Mishmi. Non-existence of such community.
  4. Provision to include Monpa, Memba, Sartang, Wancho The existing entry is ‘Any Naga Tribes’. These are the only Naga tribes in the State of Arunachal Pradesh.
  5. Provision to include Nocte, Tangsa, Tutsa, Wancho – Existing entry is broad category ‘Any Naga Tribes’. These are reportedly the only Naga tribes in the State of Arunachal Pradesh.
  6. of Schedule Tribes (ST’s) of Arunachal Pradesh.

Once the bill becomes and takes the shape of Act, the respective community members, freshly listed in the revised list shall definitely get benefits of ST’s under the existing schemes of the Government. The some of the benefits of the scheme are such, Post Matric Scholarship, National Fellowship, World Class Education, Loan from National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation at lower (concessional) rates, Accomodation for boys and girls, reservation in Govt. services at all level according to Govt. Policy.

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