Current Affairs Details

Jharkhand okays to set up Tribal Commission Bill

  • Sunday, February 10, 2019

Jharkhand Legislative Assembly passed Jharkhand State Scheduled Tribes Commission 2019 Bill with an amendment proposal brought by MLAs Radha Krishna Kishore, Shivshankar Oraon, Ram Kumar Pahan, and Laxman Tuddu. It has been stated that any person having knowledge about history, tradition, custom and culture can be appointed as chairman, vice-chairman and three members of the commission. Kishore sought an amendment in the appointment process. The post of chairman, vice-chairman and three members of the commission should be reserved for scheduled tribes (ST), as any non-tribal person can have knowledge about history, culture, custom and traditions of the tribals.” Kishore also stated that posts should be reserved for such tribal persons from birth follow the traditions, culture and customs of scheduled tribes. Chief Minister Raghubar Das, who was present in the house, gave his approval for the amendment. The decision to constitute Jharkhand State Scheduled Tribes Commission was taken in the tribal advisory committee meeting.