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  • 16 September, 2022

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Addition of Tribes to the List of STs

Addition of Tribes to the List of STs

Four tribes, including those from Himachal Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Chhattisgarh, have just been added to the list of Scheduled Tribes with the approval of the Union Cabinet.


  • The communities that were recently added to the list were the Hatti tribe in the Trans-Giri region of Sirmour district in Himachal Pradesh, the Narikoravan and Kurivikkaran hill tribes in Tamil Nadu, and the Binjhia in Chhattisgarh, who were listed as ST in Jharkhand and Odisha but not in Chhattisgarh.
  • Additionally, the Cabinet approved a proposal to move the Gond community, which is present in 13 districts of Uttar Pradesh, from the Scheduled Caste list to the ST list.
  • These comprise the five divisions of the Gond community (Dhuria, Nayak, Ojha, Pathari, and Rajgond).

Technique of Inclusion

  • Tribal Affairs Ministry analyses and forwards the recommendations for inclusion in the ST list to the Registrar General of India for approval after receiving them from the corresponding State governments.
  • Before the list is forwarded to the Cabinet for a final decision, the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes must first approve it.

Source: The Hindu

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