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सेमिनार: अंग्रेज़ी सीखने का अवसर (23 सितंबर: दोपहर 3 बजे)
Commission Constituted on Denotified and Nomadic Tribes
Jan 21, 2015

Left untouched by the Centre’s welfare schemes, the denotified, nomadic tribes (DNTs) that comprise about 10 per cent of the country’s population can finally look forward to education, health care and economic empowerment among other benefits. Denotified tribes were, during the British era, notified as criminal tribes. The notification was repealed in 1952.

  • The Government constituted a Commission on Denotified and Nomadic Tribes (DNT) for a period of three years.

  • The terms of reference of the Commission include preparation of a State-wise list of castes belonging to Denotified and Nomadic Tribes and suggest appropriate measures in respect of Denotified and Nomadic Tribes to be undertaken by the Central Government or the State Government.

  • The Commission shall consist of one Chairperson, One Member and one Member Secretary.

  • Bhiku Ramji Idate appointed as Chairperson and Shravan Singh Rathore as Member Secretary of the National Commission of DNTs.

  • The term of the Commission will be three years from 09.01.2015.

Balkrishna Renke Commission

The Commission was first set up on 22 November 2003, and reconstituted on 16 March 2005 as the earlier commission could not be able to make much headway for number of reasons. Balkrishna Sidram Renke, Laxmanbhai Kalidas Patni and Laxmi Chand were appointed as the Chairperson, Member and Member Secretary of the commission respectively. The Commission assumed its functioning in  February 2006 and submitted its report in July 2008 making several recommendations

  • In its report, the Commission had suggested recommendations across 14 broad categories, which incorporated special schemes for pastoral communities, reservation in government jobs and representation in Human Rights and Women’s Commission, BPL, ration and voter identity cards, housing and habitation and employment.

  • The Commission in its report recommended that a commission be formed for the welfare of these tribes.

  • The Commission had earlier pointed out that those DNTs who have been classified as SC/ST/OBCs have not been able to benefit from the reservation policy.

  • It also recommended that given the socio-economic backwardness of people of these tribes, there should be a 10% reservation provision as well.

  • As per the Commission, roughly 10 per cent of the country’s population is denotified with 150 tribes, 500 nomadic communities.


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