Cabinet Gives Ex-Post Facto Approval To Amendments In Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950

The Union Cabinet has given its approval for introduction of two Bills in the Parliament for certain amendments to the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) ST Order, 1950. These bills seek to modify the list of Scheduled Tribes in respect of five States, namely, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Tamil Nadu, Jharkhand, Tripura. They also seek identification of new communities in the Union Territory of Puducherry.

These bill passed under the Article 342 of the Constitution of India, it empowers President after discussion with the State Government to issue an order for the first list of Scheduled Tribes. Any subsequent inclusion or exclusion from the list of Scheduled Tribes can be effect. The Constitution provides certain privileges/concessions to the members of Scheduled Tribes which are notified under the provisions of Article 342.

After these Bill becomes as Act, members of the communities included in the list of Scheduled Tribes will be able to derive benefits meant for Scheduled Tribes under the existing schemes. Some of the major schemes of this kind include  Post Matric Scholarship, National Overseas Scholarship, National Fellowship, Top Class Education, Concessional Loans from National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation, Hostels for ST boys and girls etc. 

So let’s do:
1. Name the bills, which has been get approval for certain amendments in the Constitution ?

Source – The Hindu


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