National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST)

National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST)

Why in news :

  • Recently data presented by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) in the Lok Sabha revealed that the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) is currently functioning with less than 50% of its sanctioned strength.

More about NCST :

  • It  is a constitutional body that was established through Constitution (89th Amendment) Act, 2003.
  • The National Commission for scheduled Tribes has been set up under Article 338A on bifurcation of erstwhile National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.
  • It was established to oversee the implementation of various safeguards provided to Scheduled Tribes under the Constitution.
  • The Commission comprises a Chairperson, a Vice-Chairperson and three full-time Members (including one female Member).
  • The term of all the Members of the Commission is three years from the date of assumption of charge.

Syllabus : Prelims + Mains; GS2 – Indian Polity and Governance