Scheduled Tribes

PIL questions Olekar’s appointment

The petitioner, K C Rajanna, alleged that the State Government appointed Olekar on November 27, 2020 for political reasons.

published on : 6th January 2021

SC, ST Commission does not have powers to function as a court: HC

The Judge observed that the Commission cannot be construed to be a Tribunal or a forum discharging functions of a judicial character or court. 

published on : 25th December 2020

Insulting remarks to SC/ST person made within four walls of house doesn't amount to offence: SC

The bench relied on its 2008 verdict and said that this Court had drawn distinction between the expression "public place" and "in any place within public view".

published on : 5th November 2020

Centre plans innovation hubs for SC/STs

It is thus envisaged that establishment of Science Technology and Innovation (STI) Hubs will develop, nurture and ensure development, of the SC and STs population.

published on : 20th October 2020

Seeking Scheduled Tribes tag, Kurubas stage massive show of strength

As part of this, the community members are also planning to take out a mega rally in February next year if they are not granted the ST tag.

published on : 12th October 2020

Lack of awareness in elders reason for poor literacy rate among tribal students: Centre tells Parliament

According to the Census 2011, the literacy rate of scheduled tribes was 59 percent as compared to the overall literacy rate of 73 percent. 

published on : 23rd September 2020

Supreme Court says its 2004 verdict on sub-classification of SC/STs needs to be reconsidered

In its 78-page judgment, the bench observed that the benefit of reservation, by and large, is not trickling down to the poorest of the poor.

published on : 27th August 2020

Nearly 60 per cent reserved posts vacant in Central ministries

In other words, there is a ban on de-reservation of vacancies reserved for SCs, STs and OBCs in direct recruitment.

published on : 15th March 2020

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.

published on : 14th October 2019

Supreme Court issues directives to check misuse of SC/ST Act

The top court further observed that the Government official cannot be prosecuted on mere allegation of committing an offence under the Act without the sanction of appointing authority.

published on : 20th March 2018