Centre to amend Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order

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New Delhi, Jan 17 (UNI) The Centre will introduce a Bill in Parliament to give effect to the modifications in the list of Scheduled Tribes relating to the state of Arunachal Pradesh.

A meeting of the Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, gave its approval for the introduction of the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2008. The Bill seeks to amend the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi told mediapersons that the modified list of STs in Arunachal Pradesh would satisfy the aspirations of the "Nyishi' community regarding removal of the term "dafla" and insertion of "Nyishi" in the list of STs in Arunachal Pradesh.


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