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|
|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