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NariKorvan, Kurivikkaran communities to be included in ST list

CM Stalin welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet; Remembered the continuous efforts of the DMK government

CM Stalin welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet; Remembered the continuous efforts of the DMK government

Narikoravana And kurivikkarni communities are For inclusion in the list of Scheduled Tribes (ST) of Tamil Nadu.

A bill in this regard was approved in the meeting of the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Chief Minister MK Stalin welcomed the decision and recalled the continuous efforts made by the DMK government in this regard.

In a statement, Mr Stalin said the decision follows “sustained efforts made by the Tamil Nadu government” and argued that it would help the youth of these communities achieve social justice in education and employment. He said that this decision is a garland for his party’s struggle for Dalits and reservation. “In the history of social justice, the DMK is in power to record this achievement,” Mr Stalin said.

The Union Cabinet approved the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Bill, 2022, which seeks to make certain amendments to the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes Order, 1950), to amend the list of Scheduled Tribes (STs) of Tamil To be. A release from the Press Information Bureau (PIB) said that Nadu. Once the Bill becomes an Act, the members of these communities will be able to get benefits for Scheduled Tribes under the existing schemes of the government.

“They will also be entitled to the benefit of reservation in services and admission in educational institutions as per government policy,” it said. Some of such major schemes include Post Matric Scholarship, National Overseas Scholarship, National Fellowship, Higher Class Education, Concessional Loans from National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation and Hostel for students.

In a statement issued on Wednesday evening, Mr Stalin recalled that the DMK’s election manifesto had also assured voters that the party would insist that the central government include these communities in the list of STs. “The DMK government under me will continue to take steps for education, employment and economic development here. Narikkorwa community,” he said. He also listed out the steps being taken by his government for these communities.

In March this year, Mr. Stalin wrote to Mr. Modi, highlighting the delay in the induction of Narikoravana And curvature The communities of Tamil Nadu in the list of ST in the state. Based on the recommendations of the Government of Tamil Nadu, the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs informed in 2013 that the Registrar-General of India had also agreed to the proposal to include these two communities in the list of STs.

Pointing out that the Lokur Committee and the Joint Committee of Parliament had also recommended the inclusion of the community in 1965 and 1967 respectively, Mr Stalin argued, “Narikovars are one of the most deprived and vulnerable communities in Tamil Nadu and therefore All constitutional protection and welfare measures have been envisaged by including them in the list of eligible Scheduled Tribes.”

Underlining that several representations were made in this regard, he said that the inclusion of these communities in the list was long overdue. “Therefore, I request you to kindly intervene in this matter so that these communities can be included in the list of STs in Tamil Nadu expeditiously.”

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