Last year in June, our MP Ninong Ering proposed our name along with other tribes of Arunachal Pradesh. But he had wrongly grouped us under Naga tribe, which is not true. In addition, his statement indicate, we have the ST privileges in the state.

Unfortunately, at the time of this Parliament session, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs had been waiting for the recommendation of the Register General of India (RGI) and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) in our favour.

For me this piece of Lok Sabha Debates gives an indication that our MP had raised our case in the Parliament.

Lok Sabha Debates

Need To Include Tangsa, Nocte, Tutcha, Wangchoo And Yubin Tribes Of … on 10 June, 2014

> Title: Need to include Tangsa, Nocte, Tutcha, Wangchoo and Yubin tribes of Arunachal Pradesh in the list of Scheduled Tribes.

SHRI NINONG ERING (ARUNACHAL EAST): I would like to bring it to the notice of Hon’ble Minister of Tribal Affairs, that there are five Tribes known as other Naga tribes who do not have any identity in the Constitution. Therefore, they do not enjoy the benefits of reservation as applicable to other Scheduled Tribes in competitive examinations. The tribes are Tangsa/Nocte/Tutcha/Wangchoo and Yubin of Tirap and Changlang districts of Arunachal Pradesh. Hence it is important that they may be recognized as the Schedule Tribes (STs) of Arunachal Pradesh.

Source: http://indiankanoon.org/doc/56846897/ (accessed, 9 February 2015)

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