J’khand recommends two castes for inclusion in ST

Jharkhand agreed to send a recommendation to the Centre for a second time to consider inclusion of two more castes in the Schedule Tribe list.

Ranchi: Jharkhand on Tuesday agreed to send a
recommendation to the Centre for a second time to consider
inclusion of two more castes in the Schedule Tribe list, seven
years after the Union government returned it asking
ethnographic details.

Replying to Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantric)
Legislative party leader Pradip Yadav`s question, HRD Minister
Baijnath Ram agreed to send detailed report as sought by the
Centre.
Yadav sought to know whether the government was keen to
include Khetori caste and Santhal Pargana`s Ghatwar caste in
the ST list following Cabinet decisions taken on November 22
and 23, 2004.

On RJD-LP leader Annapurna Devi`s question whether
computers were gathering dust in 206 middle schools in the
state because of "untrained" teachers, Ram said he would look
into it.

"As per a proposal, computer training was given to the
serving school teachers (so that they can teach students)...
we will look into it whether they are capable to impart
computer education to students," Ram said.
PTI