Scheduled Tribes: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Mankidia Tribe

The newly constituted Panda committee under the tribal affairs ministry is to look into the issue of forest rights of the Mankidia tribe in Simlipal Tiger Reserve. About the Tribe The Mankidia are a nomadic tribal group of people who live in Odisha. The term ‘Mankidia’ is derived from Odia word ‘Mankada’ meaning monkey. This ..

Union Tribal Affairs Minister launches ‘1000 Springs Initiative’

Union Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda recently launched the ‘1000 Springs Initiative’ at a programme in Bhubaneswar, Odisha. The initiative aims at improving access to safe and adequate water for the tribal communities. It aims to generate livelihood opportunities for the tribal people and provisions for piped water supply for drinking, irrigation and sanitation initiatives. He ..

Cabinet approves amendment to give occupancy rights to Lakshadweep’s ST population

The Union cabinet recently approved the amendment of the ‘Laccadive, Minicoy and Amindivi Islands Land Revenue and Tenancy Regulation, 1965’. The amendment was made to confer occupancy rights to the Scheduled Tribe (ST) population in the union territory of Lakshadweep. The UT is said to have a large population of tribal people, who do not ..

Multidimensional Poverty Report 2019 and India

The UN Development Programme (UNDP) has released the 2019 global Multidimensional Poverty Index. The report states that of the 101 countries assessed across 31 low income, 68 middle income and 2 high income, about 1.3 billion people are “multi-dimensionally poor. Where does India Stand? With the incidence of multidimensional poverty at 27.5%, multidimensional poverty has almost ..

Analysis of the India s Food and Nutrition Security

The analysis of India s food and nutrition security prepared by the UN World Food Programme in collaboration with the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation makes the following observations: Child stunting which is a measure of chronic malnutrition has reduced at a rate of about 1% per year in India over the last decade. ..

Supreme Court on Efficiency and Reservations in Promotions

Article 335 of the Indian Constitution deals states that the claims of the members of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes shall be taken into consideration, consistently with the maintenance of efficiency of administration, in the making of appointments to services and posts in connection with the affairs of the Union or of a State. Supreme Court ..

Reservation in Promotions

The Supreme Court has upheld the law of Karnataka which provides reservation in promotions in favour of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. The court upheld the law which provides consequential seniority .i.e. a person promoted would also get seniority as a consequence. Catch-up Rule The Supreme Court in Virpal Chauhan (1995) held that once a general ..

Constitutional and Legal Protection of SCs and STs in India

Indian constitution abolishes any discrimination to any class of persons on ground or religion race or place of birth (Article 15(1)). It is in pursuance of this ideal that the constitution has abolished communal representation or reservation of seats in the legislatures or in any public office on the basis of religion. However, the Article ..