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Constitutional and Legal Matters

The work distribution is as follows :
Scheduling/ de-scheduling work, related matters and related court cases; matters relating to Report of Task Force on Scheduling, Scheduled Areas, Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, Panchayati Raj Institutions, Integrated Tribal Developments Projects/Agencies, MADA/Clusters

Resources
  • Notifications for Scheduling/ De-Scheduling of STs
  • Declaration of Fifth Scheduled Areas
  • Reports
  • Constitutional Provisions
  • Committee
  • Notifications for Declaration of Scheduled Areas
Notifications for Scheduling/ De-Scheduling of STs
The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 (C.O. 22) dated 6th September 1950)
The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) (Parts C States) Order, 1951 (C.O. 33) dated 20 September, 1951
The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Act, 1956 (Act No. 63 of 1956) dated 25th September 1956)
The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Lists (Modification) Order, 1956 dated 29th October, 1956)
The Constitution (Andaman and Nicobar Island) Scheduled Tribes Order 1959 (CO.58)
The Constitution (Dadra and Nagar Haveli) Schedules Tribes Order 1962 (C.O 65)
The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) (Uttar Pradesh) Order, 1967 (C.O. 78) dated 24 June, 1967
The Constitution (Nagaland) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1970 (C.O 88)
The Constitution (Sikkim) Scheduled Tribes Order 1978. (C.O 111)
The Constitution (Jammu and Kashmir) (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1989(C.O.142) dated 7th October, 1989
The Constitution (Puducherry) Scheduled Tribal Order, 2016(C.O.268) dated 22nd December, 2016
Corrigenda dated 28th January, 1957 of the Scheduled Castes and Schedule Tribes Lists (Modification) Order, 1996 dated 29th, October 1956
The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Act, 1976 (No. 108 of 1976) dated 18tSeptember, 1976)
Corrigenda dated 3rd February, 1977 of the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes Order (Amendment) Act, 1977 dated 20th September, 1977
Notification No. BC-12016/34/76 - SCT - V dated 27th July, 1977,MHA, for enforcement of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Act, 1976 (No. 108 of 1976) dated 18-09-1976
The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Act, 1987(No. 43 of 1987) dated 9th December 1987
The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Act, 1991 (No. 36 of 1991) dated 20 August , 1991
The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Act, 1991 (No. 39 of 1991) dated 17 September, 1991
The Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Act, 2002 (No. 32 of 2002) dated 3rd June , 2002
The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Act, 2002 (No. 10 of 2003) dated 7th January, 2003)
The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Act, 2003 (No. 47 of 2003) dated 19 September, 2003
The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Act, 2006 (No. 48 of 2006) dated 12 December, 2006
The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Act, 2008 (No. 14 of 2008) dated 1st April , 2008
The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) (Union Territories) Order(Amendment) Act, 2008(No. 2 of 2009) dated 7th January, 2009
The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order(Amendment) Act, 2011 (No. 2 of 2012) dated 8th January, 2012
The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order(Amendment) Act, 2012 (No. 24 of 2012) dated 31st May, 2012
The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order(Amendment) Act, 2013 (No. 24 of 2013) dated 18 September, 2013
Declaration of 5th Schedule

As per the Constitutional provision under Article 244 (1) of the Constitution of India, the ‘Scheduled Areas’ are defined as ‘such areas as the President may by order declare to be Scheduled Areas’ – as per paragraph 6(1) of the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of India. The specification of “Scheduled Areas” in relation to a State is by a notified order of the President, after consultation with the Governor of that State. In accordance with the provisions of paragraph 6(2) of the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution of India, the President may increase the area of any Scheduled Area in a State after consultation with the Governor of that State; and make fresh orders redefining the areas which are to be Scheduled Areas in relation to any State. The same applies in the case of any alteration, increase, decrease, incorporation of new areas, or rescinding any Orders relating to “Scheduled Areas”. At present, Scheduled Areas have been declared in the States of Andhra Pradesh (including Telangana), Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Rajasthan.

Criteria for declaring Scheduled Area

The criteria for declaring any area as a “Scheduled Area” under the Fifth Schedule are:

  • Preponderance of tribal population,
  • Compactness and reasonable size of the area,
  • A viable administrative entity such as a district, block or taluk, and
  • Economic backwardness of the area as compared to the neighbouring areas.

These criteria are not spelt out in the Constitution of India but have become well established. Accordingly, since the year 1950 to 2007 Constitutional Order relating to Scheduled Areas have been notified.

Constitutional provisions of Fifth Schedule related to declaration of Scheduled Areas

The Fifth Schedule under Article 244(1) of the Constitution contains provisions regarding administration of Scheduled Areas other than in Northeast India. The provisions of Section 6 of Part C of the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution are as follows:

Scheduled Areas :

  • In this Constitution, the expression “Scheduled Areas” means such areas as the President may by order declare to be Scheduled Areas.
  • The President may at any time by order

  • (a) direct that the whole or any specified part of a Scheduled Area shall cease to be a Scheduled Area or a part of such an area;

    (b) alter, but only by way of rectification of boundaries, any Scheduled Area;

    (c) on any alteration of the boundaries of a State or on the admission into the Union or the establishment of a new State, declare any territory not previously included inany State to be, or to form part of, a Scheduled Area;

    (d) rescind, in relation to any State or States, any order or orders made under this paragraph, and in consultation with the Governor of the State concerned, make fresh orders redefining the areas which are to be Scheduled Areas;

    and any such order may contain such incidental and consequential provisions as appear to the President to be necessary and proper, but save as aforesaid, the order made under sub-paragraph (1) of this paragraph shall not be varied by any subsequent order.

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Post Matric Scholarships To St Students

This is a Centrally Sponsored Schemes implemented through States/UTs. Funds are released by this Ministry to the State Governments/UTs based on their receipt of applications; verification and disbursement of scholarship to eligible ST students are done by the States/UTs. The scholarships to eligible students are disbursed to eligible students directly to their bank accounts through DBT. The scholarship criteria is as under:

  • Applicable to students who are studying in any recognized course from a recognized institution for which qualification is Matriculation/Class X or above. Priority is given for girls.
  • Parental income from all sources should be less than Rs.2.50 lakhs per annum.
  • Compulsory fees charged by educational institutions are reimbursed subject to the limit fixed by the concerned State Fee fixation committee and scholarship amount of Rs.230 to Rs.1200 per month, depending upon the course of study is paid.
  • Scholarship is distributed through the State Government/UT Administration.
  • Funds shared at the ratio of 75:25 between the Centre and State Governments/UT Administrations and 90:10 for NE and Specially Category States/UTs (UT of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand) from 2014-15 onwards and for UT without legislature 100% Share is released by Centre.
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Snapshot of Scholarship
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National Fellowship & Scholarship For Higher Education Of ST Students:

This is a Central Sector Scheme. Entire funds are released by Central Govt. The scheme has two components i.e., Fellowship and Scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

  • Scholarship is given to ST students for pursuing studies in prescribed courses in any of the 246 institutions of excellence across the country like IITs, AIIMS, IIMs, NIITs, etc. identified by the Ministry. Priority is given to girls.
  • Total number of scholarships is 1000 per year.
  • Family income from all sources should not exceed Rs.6.00 lakhs per annum.
  • Scholarship amount includes tuition fees, living expenses and allowances for books and computer.
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Snapshot of Scholarship
Resources
  • About the Scheme
  • Guidelines & Amendments
  • Latest News
  • Circular / Orders / Notifications
  • Results
  • Grievances
  • FAQs
  • Awards & Achievments
National Fellowship & Scholarship For Higher Education of ST Students

This is a Central Sector Scheme. Entire funds are released by Central Govt. The scheme has two components i.e., Fellowship and Scholarship.

NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP

  • 750 fellowships are provided to ST students each year for pursing
  • Fellowship for M.Phil is provided @ Rs. 25000/- per month and for Ph.D @ Rs.28000/- per month.
  • Contingency for Fellows in Humanities and Social Science is provided @ Rs.10000/- per annum for two year and Rs. 20500/- per annum for the remaining stream
  • Contingency for Fellows in Science, Engineering Technology is provided @ Rs.12000/- per annum for two years and @ 25000/- per annum for the remaining stream
  • Escorts/Reader assistance @ Rs. 2000/- per month is provided in case of physically and visually handicapped candidates
  • HRA as per rules of University/Institution / Colleges
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Snapshot of Scholarship
NATIONAL OVERSEAS SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ST CANDIDATES FOR STUDYING ABROAD

The Scheme provides for financial assistance to selected students to pursue Post Graduation, PhD & Post-Doctoral study abroad.

  • A total of 20 awards are given every year. Of these, 17 awards are for STs and 3 awards for students belonging to Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs).
  • Parental/family income from all sources should not exceed Rs.6.00 lakhs per annum.
  • Disbursement of scholarships through the Ministry of External Affairs/ Indian Missions abroad.
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DBT

Ministry of Tribal Affairs is fully committed to the smooth and effective implementation of the Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT). DBT aims to bring transparency, eliminate misuse of funds and enable enhanced monitoring of the Schemes implemented by the Government of India .In DBT ,benefit is being directly transferred to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries . Public Finance Management System (PFMS) acts as the common Platform for DBT.

In order to ensure real-time financial disbursement directly to the beneficiaries and agencies and to bring transparency and accountability in such transactions as also to facilitate data sharing, eased communication and improved monitoring mechanism, adopting appropriate digital platform is incumbent as an e-governance tool. Accordingly, MoTA has developed dedicated portals in line with the resolve of the Government towards digital India to realize the motto of the Government to reach the beneficiary directly.

The following scheme has been onboard with DBT Bharat portal and integrated data through Web services.

S.No

Scheme Name

Scheme Type

1

National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education for ST Students (for Fellowship)

Central Sector

2

National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education for ST Students (for Scholarship)

Central Sector

3

National Overseas Scholarship Scheme

Central Sector

4

Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students

Centrally Sponsored

5

Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students

Centrally Sponsored

6

Scheme of Grant In Aid To Voluntary Organization working for Welfare of STs

Central Sector

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Grievences

FAQs



Awards & Achievements
Snapshot of Scholarship

Pre Matric

Pre Matric

This is a Centrally Sponsored Schemes implemented through States/UTs. Funds are released by this Ministry to the State Governments/UTs based on their receipt of applications; verification and disbursement of scholarship to eligible ST students are done by the States/UTs. The scholarships to eligible students are disbursed to eligible students directly to their bank accounts through DBT. The scholarship criteria is as under:

  • Applicable to students who are studying in Classes IX – X. Priority is given for girls.
  • Parental income from all sources should be less than Rs.2.50 lakhs per annum.
  • Scholarships are paid @ Rs.225/- per month for Day Scholars and @ Rs.525/- per month for Hostellers, for a period of 10 months in a year.
  • Scholarship is disbursed through the State Government/UT Administration.
  • Funds shared at the ratio of 75:25 between the Centre and State Governments/UT Administrations and 90:10 for NE and Specially Category States/UTs (UT of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand) from 2014-15 onwards and for UT without legislature 100% Share is released by Centre.

https://dbttribal.gov.in/

Guidelines & Amendments
EDU Guidelines (PDF)
EDU Proforma Annex(PDF)
IncreaseincholarshipamtunderPrenPMS20Dec2019 (PDF1)
IncreaseincholarshipamtunderPrenPMS20Dec2019 (PDF)
Latest News
List of provisionally selected candidates for award of Scholarship under the National Overseas Scheme 2019-20 (PDF)
List of NOS applicants [2020-21] in respect of which deficient documents are required by 23.11.2020 (PDF)
Circular / Orders / Notifications
Aadhar Notification for 8 schemes 9.6 (PDF)
Circular for Aadhar enrollment 04102017 (PDF)
NFST advertisment 2021 (PDF)
NFST hike related letter-11082020 (PDF)
NOS Advertisement 2021 (PDF)
Results
2017-18 NFST result (PDF)
2017-18 NOS result (PDF)
2018-19 National fellowship & Scholarship result (PDF)
2018-19 NOS Result (PDF)
2019-20 National Fellowship & Scholarship result (PDF)
2019-20 NOS result (PDF)
Grievences
Grievances Students (PDF)
FAQs
National Fellowship-FAQs (PDF)
National Overseas Scholarship FAQs (PDF)
National Scholarship FAQs (PDF)

Awards & Achievments
Post Matric Scholarships To St Students

This is a Centrally Sponsored Schemes implemented through States/UTs. Funds are released by this Ministry to the State Governments/UTs based on their receipt of applications; verification and disbursement of scholarship to eligible ST students are done by the States/UTs. The scholarships to eligible students are disbursed to eligible students directly to their bank accounts through DBT. The scholarship criteria is as under:

  • Applicable to students who are studying in any recognized course from a recognized institution for which qualification is Matriculation/Class X or above. Priority is given for girls.
  • Parental income from all sources should be less than Rs.2.50 lakhs per annum.
  • Compulsory fees charged by educational institutions are reimbursed subject to the limit fixed by the concerned State Fee fixation committee and scholarship amount of Rs.230 to Rs.1200 per month, depending upon the course of study is paid.
  • Scholarship is distributed through the State Government/UT Administration.
  • Funds shared at the ratio of 75:25 between the Centre and State Governments/UT Administrations and 90:10 for NE and Specially Category States/UTs (UT of Jammu & Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand) from 2014-15 onwards and for UT without legislature 100% Share is released by Centre.
Guidelines & Amendments

Latest News


Circular / Orders / Notifications
Aadhar Notification for 8 schemes 9.6 (PDF)
Circular for Aadhar enrollment 04102017 (PDF)
NFST advertisment 2021 (PDF)
NFST hike related letter-11082020 (PDF)
NOS Advertisement 2021 (PDF)
Results
2017-18 NFST result (PDF)
2017-18 NOS result (PDF)
2018-19 National fellowship & Scholarship result (PDF)
2018-19 NOS Result (PDF)
2019-20 National Fellowship & Scholarship result (PDF)
2019-20 NOS result (PDF)
Grievences

FAQs



Awards & Achievements
National Fellowship & Scholarship For Higher Education Of ST Students:

This is a Central Sector Scheme. Entire funds are released by Central Govt. The scheme has two components i.e., Fellowship and Scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

  • Scholarship is given to ST students for pursuing studies in prescribed courses in any of the 246 institutions of excellence across the country like IITs, AIIMS, IIMs, NIITs, etc. identified by the Ministry. Priority is given to girls.
  • Total number of scholarships is 1000 per year.
  • Family income from all sources should not exceed Rs.6.00 lakhs per annum.
  • Scholarship amount includes tuition fees, living expenses and allowances for books and computer.
Guidelines & Amendments

Latest News


Circular / Orders / Notifications





Results
2017-18 NFST result (PDF)
2017-18 NOS result (PDF)
2018-19 National fellowship & Scholarship result (PDF)
2018-19 NOS Result (PDF)
2019-20 National Fellowship & Scholarship result (PDF)
2019-20 NOS result (PDF)
Grievences

FAQs



Awards & Achievements
National Fellowship & Scholarship For Higher Education of ST Students

This is a Central Sector Scheme. Entire funds are released by Central Govt. The scheme has two components i.e., Fellowship and Scholarship.

NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP

  • 750 fellowships are provided to ST students each year for pursing
  • Fellowship for M.Phil is provided @ Rs. 25000/- per month and for Ph.D @ Rs.28000/- per month.
  • Contingency for Fellows in Humanities and Social Science is provided @ Rs.10000/- per annum for two year and Rs. 20500/- per annum for the remaining stream
  • Contingency for Fellows in Science, Engineering Technology is provided @ Rs.12000/- per annum for two years and @ 25000/- per annum for the remaining stream
  • Escorts/Reader assistance @ Rs. 2000/- per month is provided in case of physically and visually handicapped candidates
  • HRA as per rules of University/Institution / Colleges

Guidelines & Amendments

Latest News


Circular / Orders / Notifications





Results
2017-18 NFST result (PDF)
2017-18 NOS result (PDF)
2018-19 National fellowship & Scholarship result (PDF)
2018-19 NOS Result (PDF)
2019-20 National Fellowship & Scholarship result (PDF)
2019-20 NOS result (PDF)
Grievences

FAQs



Awards & Achievements
National Fellowship & Scholarship For Higher Education Of ST Students:

This is a Central Sector Scheme. Entire funds are released by Central Govt. The scheme has two components i.e., Fellowship and Scholarship.

SCHOLARSHIP FOR HIGHER EDUCATION

  • Scholarship is given to ST students for pursuing studies in prescribed courses in any of the 246 institutions of excellence across the country like IITs, AIIMS, IIMs, NIITs, etc. identified by the Ministry. Priority is given to girls.
  • Total number of scholarships is 1000 per year.
  • Family income from all sources should not exceed Rs.6.00 lakhs per annum.
  • Scholarship amount includes tuition fees, living expenses and allowances for books and computer.
DBT

Ministry of Tribal Affairs is fully committed to the smooth and effective implementation of the Direct Benefits Transfer (DBT). DBT aims to bring transparency, eliminate misuse of funds and enable enhanced monitoring of the Schemes implemented by the Government of India .In DBT ,benefit is being directly transferred to the bank accounts of the beneficiaries . Public Finance Management System (PFMS) acts as the common Platform for DBT.

In order to ensure real-time financial disbursement directly to the beneficiaries and agencies and to bring transparency and accountability in such transactions as also to facilitate data sharing, eased communication and improved monitoring mechanism, adopting appropriate digital platform is incumbent as an e-governance tool. Accordingly, MoTA has developed dedicated portals in line with the resolve of the Government towards digital India to realize the motto of the Government to reach the beneficiary directly.

The following scheme has been onboard with DBT Bharat portal and integrated data through Web services.

S.No

Scheme Name

Scheme Type

1

National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education for ST Students (for Fellowship)

Central Sector

2

National Fellowship and Scholarship for Higher Education for ST Students (for Scholarship)

Central Sector

3

National Overseas Scholarship Scheme

Central Sector

4

Post-Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students

Centrally Sponsored

5

Pre-Matric Scholarship Scheme for ST Students

Centrally Sponsored

6

Scheme of Grant In Aid To Voluntary Organization working for Welfare of STs

Central Sector

Guidelines & Amendments
EDU Guidelines (PDF)
EDU Proforma Annex(PDF)
IncreaseincholarshipamtunderPrenPMS20Dec2019 (PDF)
IncreaseincholarshipamtunderPrenPMS20Dec2019 (PDF)
Latest News


Circular / Orders / Notifications





Results
2017-18 NFST result (PDF)
2017-18 NOS result (PDF)
2018-19 National fellowship & Scholarship result (PDF)
2018-19 NOS Result (PDF)
2019-20 National Fellowship & Scholarship result (PDF)
2019-20 NOS result (PDF)
Grievences

FAQs



Awards & Achievements