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Constitution (STs) Order (5th Amendment) Bill


Source: NewsOnAir

 Context: The Parliament has passed the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Fifth Amendment)

Bill, 2022, with the Rajya Sabha giving its approval after the Lok Sabha had already passed the Bill.

The purpose of the Bill is to amend the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order of 1950. It aims to make several changes:

  • Inclusion of Communities: The Bill includes the Dhanuhar, Dhanuwar, Kisan, Saunra, Saonra, and Binjhia communities in the list of Scheduled Tribes in Chhattisgarh.
  • Synonyms Inclusion: The Bill adds Bhuinya, Bhuiyan, and Bhuyan communities as synonyms for the Bharia Bhumia community.
  • Devanagari Versions: Three Devanagari versions of the name of the Pando community are also included.