NCST functioning with less than 50% of sanctioned strength

GS Paper 2  Syllabus: Constitutional and Statutory bodies   Source: TH, TH   Context: Data from the Ministry of Tribal Affairs (MoTA) revealed that the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) is currently functioning with less than 50% of its sanctioned strength    Issues with the staffing in the commission: The sanctioned strength of the …

Any exploitation of Sentinel Island will wipe out tribals

Topics Covered: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections. Any exploitation of Sentinel Island will wipe out tribals: Context: Anthropological Survey of India policy document warns of threat to …