Ministry of Tribal Affairs

Hon'ble Prime Minister

Shri Narendra Modi

Hon'ble Minister

Shri Jual Oram

Hon'ble Minister of State

Shri Jaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor

About the Ministry

The Ministry was set up in 1999 after the bifurcation of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment with the objective of providing more focused approach on the integrated socio-economic development of the Scheduled Tribes (STs), the most underprivileged of the Indian Society, in a coordinated and planned manner. Before the formation of the Ministry, tribal affairs were handled by different Ministries at different points in time

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is the nodal Ministry for overall policy, planning and coordination of programmes for development of ST’s. To this end, Ministry of Tribal Affairs has undertaken activities that follow from the subjects allocated under the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961. The subjects allocated to the Ministry of Tribal Affairs are as under:

  • Social security and social insurance to the Scheduled Tribes;
  • Tribal Welfare: - Planning, project formulation, research, evaluation, statistics and training;
  • Promotion and development of voluntary efforts on tribal welfare;
  • Development of Scheduled Tribes
  • Scheduled Areas
  • The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes
  • Implementation of the Protection of Civil Rights Act, 1955 and the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989, excluding administration of criminal justice in regard to offences in so far as they relate to Scheduled Tribes.
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