Inclusion of Tribes in ST List

As of today only in the PIB, Assam Tribune AP Times broadcast this news.

Exactly after 40 years of removing the ST benefits, the Centre Government has now approved our name in the Central’s list of ST. Perhaps, the Yobin will take the 17th place in the ST list of AP.

Praise God.

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Inclusion of Tribes in ST List

Posted On: 23 JUL 2018 5:30PM by PIB Delhi

The Government on 15.06.1999 (further amended on 25.06.2002) has laid down the modalities for deciding the claims for inclusion in, exclusion from and other modifications in Orders specifying Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes lists. As per the modalities, only those proposals which have been recommended and justified by the concerned State Government/ UT Administration and concurred with by the Registrar General of India (RGI) and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) are to be considered and legislation amended.

As per the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 (Part XVlll) (in respect to State of Arunachal Pradesh), the list of Scheduled Tribes of Arunachal Pradesh is an open ended list covering all tribes in the State including16 communities listed therein. Therefore, with regard to the proposal of Government of Arunachal Pradesh regarding inclusion of ‘Yobin’ community in the list of STs of the State, an advisory has been issued by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs to the State vide letter dated 22.2.2018 to extend benefits / issue caste certificates to ‘Yobin’ tribe or to any other indigenous tribe.

A proposal has also been received from Government of Arunachal Pradesh for making certain amendments in the list of Scheduled Tribes of the State, including substitution of ‘Any Naga Tribes’ at Sl.No. 10 of the list of STs by ‘Nocte, Tangsa, Tutsa, Wancho’ communities. The proposal is under process as per approved modalities.

This information was given by the Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri. Jaswantsinh Bhabhor in Lok Sabha today.

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Centre approves ST certificate to Yobin tribe

Spl Correspondent (Assam Tribune)

NEW DELHI, July 23 – The Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs has approved a proposal to issue tribe certificates to ‘Yobin’ tribe or to any other indigenous tribe of Arunachal Pradesh.

A proposal has also been received from Government of Arunachal Pradesh for making certain amendments in the list of Scheduled Tribes of the State, including substitution of ‘Any Naga Tribes’ of the list of STs by ‘Nocte, Tangsa, Tutsa, Wancho’ communities. The proposal is under process as per approved modalities.

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Centre asks Arunachal to include Yobin in ST list

Staff Reporter (AP Times, 25 July 2018)

ITANAGAR, Jul 24: The Centre has directed the government of Arunachal Pradesh to extend benefits and include the Yobin in the state’s Scheduled Tribe (ST) list, saying the Yobin and any other tribe “inhabiting in Arunachal Pradesh is inclusive tribe and no separate amendments are required in terms of Article 342(2) of the Constitution of India.”

In a letter addressed to the state’s social justice, empowerment & tribal affairs ministry, Under-secretary to Government of India, Asghar Ali, observed that the Yobin tribe does not figure among the 16 tribes that were enumerated as per the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 (Part XVIII).

“The words ‘all tribes in the state including’ are indicative that the list of STs in Arunachal Pradesh is an open-ended list, which means all indigenous tribes in the state of Arunachal Pradesh are included, besides those listed in (16 tribes),” the under-secretary explained.

He said, however, that the list is illustrative and not limited only to 16 tribes “and no separate amendments are required in Article 342(2) of Indian Constitution” to include the tribe in the ST list.

“The illustrations cannot restrict the ambit of the provision. Thus, Yobin or any other tribe inhabiting in Arunachal Pradesh is an inclusive tribe and no separate amendments are required in terms of Article 342(2) of the Constitution of India,” Ali said.

“However, if there is any doubt whether a particular community is an indigenous tribe of the state, only then a proposal would be required to be formulated, based on an ethnographic study,” he added.

“In all other cases, local enquiries with ethnographic study, where necessary, should suffice for the state to issue community certificates,” he said.

The government on 15 June, 1999 (further amended on 25.06.2002) had laid down the modalities for deciding the claims for inclusion in, exclusion from, and other modifications in orders specifying Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes lists.

As per the modalities, only those proposals which have been recommended and justified by the state government/UT administration concerned, and concurred with by the registrar general of India and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes, are to be considered and legislation amended.

Union Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor informed Lok Sabha on Tuesday that a proposal has been received from the government of Arunachal Pradesh for making certain amendments in the list of STs of the state, including substitution of ‘Any Naga Tribes’ at Sl No 10 of the list of STs by ‘Nocte, Tangsa, Tutsa, Wancho’ communities.

The proposal is under process as per approved modalities.

Eastern Parliamentarian Ninong Ering had in early June this year urged Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram to include Yobin, Nocte, Tutsa, Tangsa and Wangcho tribes in the central government’s list of STs.

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