Q. With reference to Scheduled Tribe consider the following statements:
1.Article 342 of the Constitution of India deals with the recognition of Schedule Tribe.
2.Pahari ethnic group of Jammu and Kashmir has been notified for the inclusion as a Scheduled Tribe.
3.The inclusion or exclusion to the ST list does not require Parliamentary approval.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?

[A] 2 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 1 and 2 only

[D] 3 only

Answer: C
Notes:

Statement 1: Article 342 of the Constitution of India deals with the recognition of Schedule Tribe.

Statement 2: Pahari ethnic group of Jammu and Kashmir has been notified for the inclusion as Schedule Tribe.

Statement 3: The statement is incorrect. Article 342 states that any inclusion or exclusion from the list of ST can only be done by the approval of law by the Parliament.

Source: The Hindu