CONSTITUTION (SCHEDULED TRIBES) ORDER (AMENDMENT) BILL, 2021
Parliament has passed the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021 with the Lok Sabha clearing it. The Rajya Sabha has already approved it.
The Bill amends the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950. The Constitution empowers the President to specify the Scheduled Tribes (STs) in various states and union territories. Further, it permits Parliament to modify this list of notified STs.
The Bill removes the Abor tribe from the list of identified STs in Arunachal Pradesh.
Further, it replaces certain STs with other tribes in the list
Khampti is replaced with Tai Khamti,
Mishmi, Idu, and Taroan are replaced with Mishmi-Kaman (Miju Mishmi), Idu (Mishmi), and Taraon (Digaru Mishmi),
Momba is replaced with Monpa, Memba, Sartang, and Sajolang (Miji)
Any Naga Tribes is replaced with Nocte, Tangsa, Tutsa, and Wancho.