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Rajya Sabha passes Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019

Rajya Sabha passed the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 on 12 December 2019 by voice vote. The bill seeks to amend Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 to include three tribes namely– Parivara, Talwara and Siddi community of Dharwad and Belagavi districts, in the list of Scheduled Tribes in Karnataka. The bill was ..




Uttarakhand bars candidate with more than two children from contesting Panchayat polls

The Uttarakhand Legislative Assembly has passed the Uttarakhand Panchayati Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The bill has the following provisions: The amendment bill makes it mandatory for panchayat poll candidates to have passed class 10. While women and SC/ST male candidates need to pass class eight, SC/ST women need to pass class five to be eligible ..


Fee waiver for SC/ST Students in Jan Shikshan Sansthans

The Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship has been waived off fees for SC/ST candidates joining vocational training under Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSS). The fee waiver decision aims to further strengthen the skill ecosystem benefiting those in the underprivileged sections of society. Jan Shikshan Sansthans Jan Shikshan Sansthans (JSSs) aims to provide vocational training to ..


Tadvi Bhil Muslims

Tadvi Bhil is a tribal community listed under Scheduled Tribes. The community members are found in small pockets of Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra. Tadvi Bhil is a sub-caste of those who have adapted to Islam under the larger Bhil community. These Tadvi Bhil Muslims are syncretic and unrigid in their practice of Islam ..


Caste Discrimination and Indian Medical Education System

#JusticeForDrPayal was trending in social media for the last few days. Payal Tadvi, a resident doctor studying gynaecology at the BYL Nair Hospital in Mumbai, was found hanging in her hostel room as she was consistently harassed by the three doctors for belonging to a lower caste. This was not one of the rare or ..