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The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021

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  • August 10, 2021
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The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Part of: Prelims and GS – II – Government policies and interventions

In news The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021 has recently been passed in both the houses of the Parliament.

  • The Bill amends the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950.  
  • The Bill has been introduced to give effect to modifications proposed by the state of Arunachal Pradesh.
  • The Bill removes the Abor tribe from the list of identified STs in Arunachal Pradesh.
  • Further, it replaces certain STs with other tribes. 

Proposed changes in list of STs in Arunachal Pradesh under the Bill

Original list Proposed changes under the Bill
Abor Deleted from the list
Khampti Tai Khamti
Mishmi, Idu, and Taroan Mishmi-Kaman (Miju Mishmi), Idu (Mishmi), and Taraon (Digaru    Mishmi)
Momba Monpa, Memba, Sartang, and Sajolang (Miji)
Any Naga Tribes Nocte, Tangsa, Tutsa, and Wancho

Do you know?

  • The Constitution under Article 342 empowers the President to specify the Scheduled Tribes (STs) in various states and union territories.   
  • Further, it permits Parliament to modify this list of notified STs.  

News Source: TH

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