Union Cabinet okays bill for revision of Arunachal ST list

Spl. Correspondent NEW DELHI, JAN 2 (NPN) | Publish Date: 1/2/2019 11:21:21 AM IST

Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has approved the introduction of a Bill namely The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2018 in the Parliament for certain amendments in the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 so as to modify the list of Scheduled Tribes (STs) of Arunachal Pradesh.

According to an official statement, the ‘Nocte’, ‘Tangsa’, Tutsa’, ‘Wancho’ would be included in lieu of ‘Any Naga Tribes’ in serial No. 10 in list of ST of Arunachal Pradesh. Other changes that would be made in list of ST of Arunachal Pradesh include deletion of ‘Abor’ in serial No. 1, as it is the same as ‘Adi’ in Serial No. 16; replace Tai Khamti’ instead of ‘Khampti’ at serial No. 6; inclusion of ‘Mishmi-Kaman’ (Miju Mishmi), Idu (Mishmi) and Taraon (Digaru Mishmi) in serial No. 8 and inclusion of Monpa, Memba, Sartang, Sajolong (Miji) in serial No. 9 in lieu of ‘Momba’. 

After the Bill becomes an Act, member of the communities newly listed in the revised list of ST of Arunachal Pradesh will also be able to derive benefits meant for STs under the existing schemes of the government. 


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