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