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Ering raises Scheduled Tribes Bill

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  22 May 2016 12:00 AM GMT


Itagar, May 21: Member of Parliament Ninong Ering on Friday raised the issue regarding “The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill -2015” which he had introduced last year.

The Bill seeks to include the five tribes of Aruchal Pradesh, mely Tangsa, Nocte, Tutcha, Wangchoo and Yubin of Tirap, Changlang and Longding districts in the list of Scheduled Tribes (ST) of Aruchal Pradesh.

Ering while introducing the Bill in the Parliament last year brought to the notice of the House that there are five Tribes, who do not have any identity in the Constitution. Therefore, they do not enjoy the benefits of reservation as applicable to other Scheduled Tribes.

“Such Bills are categorized as Fincial Bills under Article 117 (3) of the Constitution. Such Bills can be introduced in either House of Parliament. However, recommendation of the President is essential for consideration of these Bills by either House and unless such recommendation is received, neither House can pass the Bill.”

The matter was forwarded to the President for his recommendation as such Bills inter-alia would involve expenditure from the Consolidated Fund after ectment.

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