Ministry of Tribal Affairs


Establishment and vigilance


Establishment Division deals with all service related matters in respect of officers/official of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs such as recruitment, promotion, pension related matters, nomination of officers for various training programmes, leave travel concession, maintenance of leave record, annual performance appraisal reports, immovable property returns, framing and reviewing of Recruitment Rules for the posts under MoTA, etc.


Joint Secretary (Admn.) acts as the Chief Vigilance Officer (CVO) in the Ministry and provides assistance to the Secretary of the Ministry in all matters pertaining to Vigilance and act as a link between the Ministry and Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). The CVO looks after the vigilance work in addition to his normal duties as Joint Secretary (Administration) in the Ministry. One Deputy Secretary assists the CVO in discharging his functions. The Ministry celebrates “Vigilance Awareness Week’ every year.


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Project -‘Strengthening National Capacities in Tribal Areas’

The project aims to ensure that excluded groups benefit from the inclusive agenda of the Government of India through strengthening capacities of communities to demand and access entitlements and ensuring decentralized institutions deliver timely and stigma-free services. The project also aims to facilitate inter-ministerial convergence for effective integration of the tribal agenda, particularly on the issues of health, education and livelihoods. Legal counsel and advice aimed at helping to uphold the principles of the Forest Rights Act and prevention of wrongful dispossession. The project started in 2013 and will end in 2017. The project works at the national level and at the state level (in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Odisha) with a total budget of US$ 3.20 million.

  • Forest Rights Act – recognition of individual and community rights
  • Planning and Monitoring of Tribal Sub Plan
  • Strengthening Tribal Livelihood through National Resource Center of Tribal Livelihood
  • Technical Support in implementation and monitoring of DBT in Scholarship distribution

World Bank Project
  • All service matters
  • Budgetary and Account matter pertaining to Ministry
  • Vigilance related matter
  • Multilateral bodies, UNDP etc
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