Ritwika Mitra

NCST gives its nod for inclusion of Tamaria community in ST list of Jharkhand

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has given its nod for the inclusion of the Tamaria community of Jharkhand in the list of scheduled tribes in Jharkhand.

14 Oct 2019

Social justice ministry may come up with pool of caregivers for elderly

The ministry has drafted the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill to address the gaps in the Act.

27 Sep 2019

Maximum funds for inter-caste marriage go to Andhra couples: Report 

Among the states which have received funds for inter-caste marriages under the Dr Ambedkar scheme for social integration so far this year, Andhra Pradesh tops the list.

25 Sep 2019

Fear of eviction stalks tribals in Delhi's Govindpuri

In this Govindpuri settlement, education is a far cry for most of the children.

19 Sep 2019

Delhi's nomadic Gadia Lohar tribe losing out on government schemes

The report ‘Mapping the Marginalised, Delhi’s ‘Gadia Lohar Community’ has surveyed over 55 settlements of the community in the capital.

19 Sep 2019

Uttar Pradesh colleges seek uniformity in dress code to protect faith of students

Authorities in Firozabad institutes claim wearing burqas in class is ‘discrimination’ against students of other faiths.

15 Sep 2019

National Commission for Scheduled Tribes recommends tribal area status for Ladakh 

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) recommended ‘tribal area’ status for Ladakh under the 6th Schedule on Wednesday.

12 Sep 2019

Scavenging Act to be amended

Despite the law prohibiting ‘hazardous cleaning’ of sewer and septic tanks without protective gear and other precautions, workers are employed to clean these tanks.

10 Sep 2019

Atrocities against Dalits: Monitoring remains infrequent, finds SASY in RTI queries

Under the SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act, there should be regular meetings of state, district level vigilance and monitoring committees which remains infrequent.

09 Sep 2019

Eighteen states still lack plans to implement SC/ST Prevention of Atrocities Act

During the year of 2017, no meetings at the district level vigilance and monitoring committee were held in 13 places, the analysis shows.

09 Sep 2019

'Ladakh may be declared as tribal area under sixth schedule'

The NCST met officials from the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Law and Justice and Ministry of Tribal Affairs on Wednesday and made the recommendation.

05 Sep 2019

National Institute of Social Defence to train transgenders on fighting drug abuse

The course would be run as a part of the Centre’s national action plan on drug demand reduction.

02 Sep 2019

NCST meeting to decide on tribal area status for Ladakh in September

The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) will hold a meeting next week to decide if Ladakh should be declared a tribal area. 

30 Aug 2019

Policy intervention can boost tribal rights: Tata Institute of Social Sciences study

 A proactive state government in recognising forest dwellers’ rights can help improve their livelihood opportunities shows a study conducted by the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Maharashtra.

29 Aug 2019

'Need to monitor govt schemes for Denotified Tribes'

An evaluation of the work carried out for these communities would also give the welfare board more clarity on the way ahead, it transpired during the meeting. 

28 Aug 2019