Report on the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes

20 January 2010

The objectives of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes are to act as an independent agency that will investigate, monitor and record any violation of the Constitutional rights of the Scheduled Tribes, suggest measures for their development and in general act on their behalf. This report focuses on the extent to which the Commission performs its role and how effectively it does so. It does not touch upon the wider issues pertaining to the Scheduled Tribes, except insofar as they are addressed or not addressed by the Commission. The study involved interviews with the Chairman and staff at all levels, a study of the various reports prepared by the Commission, a detailed perusal of several petitions filed in the Commission under different heads, as well as interviews with petitioners to assess their impression of the Commission.

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