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Cabinet approves Revision of ST list in Chhattisgarh

Date: 14 February 2019 Tags: Bills & Laws

Union Cabinet approved proposal to modify list of Scheduled Tribes (STs) of Chhattisgarh by amending The Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2016. This Act once it gets Presidential assent (under Aritcle 111) may be called Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Act, 2019.

Proposed Changes are

  • In entry 5, after “BhariaBhumia”, "Bhuinya, Bhuiyan, Bhuyan" will be inserted.
  • Entry 14 will be substituted by "14. Dhanwar, Dhanuhar, Dhanuwar".
  • Entries 32 and 33, to be substituted by "32. Nagesia, Nagasia, Kisan” and “33. Oraon, Dhanka, Dhangad"
  • Entry 41 will be substituted as "41. Sawar, Sawara, Saunra, Saonra".
  • Following entry Entry 42, Entry 43 namely "43. Binjhia" will be inserted.


  • The member of communities newly listed in revised list of STs from Chhattisgarh will now be able to derive benefits meant for Scheduled Tribes under existing schemes of Government.
  • In addition to above, they will also be entitled to benefits of reservation in government services and admission to educational institutions as per Government policy.


  • Constitution provides certain privileges and concessions to members of STs, notified under provisions of Article 342 of Constitution.
  • Under provision of Article 342, first list of STs in relation to states/UT is to be issued by notified Order of the President after consulting concerned state Government.
  • But clause (2) of Article 342 envisages that, any subsequent inclusion in or exclusion from the list of STs can be effected through an Act of Parliament.
  • So far, numerous Presidential Orders have been issued in respect of various States/UTs. These Orders have been amended from time to time by Acts of Parliament enacted as per Article 342(2).

Article 342 of Constitution

342. Scheduled Tribes

(1) President may with respect to any State/UT after consultation with Governor may specify by public notification tribes or tribal communities or parts of or groups within tribes or tribal communities to be deemed to Scheduled Tribes (STs) in relation to that State/UT.

 (2) Parliament by law may include in or exclude any tribe or tribal community or part of or group within any tribe or tribal community from list of STs.

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