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Analyse the performance of Tribes Advisory Councils (TAC) as an institutional mechanism in the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution to take up the issues of tribal population in the country.

Topic: Appointment to various Constitutional posts, powers, functions and responsibilities of various Constitutional Bodies.

4. Analyse the performance of Tribes Advisory Councils (TAC) as an institutional mechanism in the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution to take up the issues of tribal population in the country. (250 words)

Difficulty level: Tough

Reference: Polity by M. Laxmikanth

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 2 and mentioned as part of Mission-2022 Secure timetable.

Key Demand of the question:

To write about the functioning of Tribes Advisory Councils (TAC).

Directive word: 

Analyse – When asked to analyse, you must examine methodically the structure or nature of the topic by separating it into component parts and present them in a summary.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin by giving a brief about the aims and objectives of fifth schedule of Indian constitution.

Body:

First, write about the of Tribes Advisory Councils (TAC), its composition and functioning.

Next, write about performance of these councils to uphold their stated objectives. The positives – prohibit or restrict the transfer of land, regulate the allotment of land, regulate the carrying on of business as money-lender etc.

Next, write about the limitations in the performance of these councils – The functioning of the TAC has been unsatisfactory, the rehabilitation and settlement is inadequate, the meetings of Tribal Advisory Council (TAC) have been irregular, the Governor’s report has been insufficient and also there has been unsatisfactory implementation of development programmes.

Conclusion:

Conclude by writing a way forward.