Lok Sabha passes Constitution (ST) Order (Second Amendment) Bill, 2022

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Lok Sabha passes Constitution

The Lok Sabha on 15th December passed the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Bill, 2022. 

Important facts

  • The Bill will amend the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950, with respect to its application to Tamil Nadu.

  • The Order lists the tribal communities deemed to be Scheduled Tribes in states and union territories. 

  • The bill includes Narikoravan and Kurivikkaran communities in the list of Scheduled Tribes in Tamil Nadu.

  • The Bill includes the Hattee community of Trans Giri area of Sirmour district in the list of Scheduled Tribes in Himachal Pradesh.

  • It also aims to amend the Scheduled Tribe order to recognize the Gond community in Chandauli, Kushinagar, Sant Kabir Nagar and Sant Ravidas Nagar districts of Uttar Pradesh from Scheduled Caste to Scheduled Tribe.

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