Consider tribal area status for Ladakh, says ST commission

News:The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes(NCST) has recommended that the Union Territory(UT) of Ladakh be given Tribal area status under Sixth Schedule of the Constitution. Facts: Why Ladakh should be given Tribal status? The total tribal population in Ladakh region is more than 97%. The major Scheduled Tribes(STs) in Ladakh are (a)Balti Beda (b)Bot (or… Continue reading Consider tribal area status for Ladakh, says ST commission

Government introduces Bill on northeast

The government has introduced the Constitution (125th Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha. This bill seeks to bring 10 tribal dominated Autonomous District Councils in the Sixth Schedule areas of the north-eastern region under purview of the Finance Commission. The proposed amendments provide for a) devolution of financial resources to the councils based on recommendations… Continue reading Government introduces Bill on northeast