Originally due to spelling errors and similar sounding names of many communities, these could not be brought under the ST category for a long time. On Wednesday, a proposal to include several tribal communities in the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category was approved in 5 states.
New Delhi: The Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday approved the proposal to include several tribal communities in the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category in Chhattisgarh, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh. Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda told media persons after the cabinet meeting that these proposals have been pending for many years. He said that originally due to spelling errors and similar sounding names of many communities, they could not be brought under the ST category for a long time.
12 castes were included in ST
The Modi cabinet has removed many castes including Gonds from SC and included them in ST. The cabinet has approved the proposal to add Brijia community in the list of ST in Chhattisgarh. At the same time, 5 sub-castes Dhuria, Nayak, Ojha of Gond caste of Uttar Pradesh have also been included in ST.
Many big decisions are taken in a cabinet meetings
The cabinet approved the ministry's proposal to include the Kurivikaran community of Tamil Nadu under the Scheduled Tribe category by introducing a bill in the Parliament to amend the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950. Similarly, ST status was given to the Betta-Kuruba community as synonymous with Kadu Kuruba of Karnataka. This will also be done by introducing a Bill in the Parliament to amend the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950. The Union Cabinet also accorded tribal status to the Trans-Giri area of the Sirmour district of Himachal Pradesh.
Arjun Munda said that the Brijiya community had been kept in the category of Scheduled Tribe in Odia and Jharkhand, but it is not so in Chhattisgarh. He said that all the formalities in this regard have been completed.