Bill in LS to include Medara community in ST list

A Constitution Order Amendment Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha today to include Medara community in the list of Scheduled Tribes in Karnataka.

Last Updated: Dec 27, 2011, 15:19 PM IST

New Delhi: A Constitution Order Amendment
Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha today to include Medara
community in the list of Scheduled Tribes in Karnataka.

The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second
Amendment) Bill, 2011 was introduced by Tribal Affairs
Minister V Kishore Chandra Deo to fulfil the long standing
demand for considering the grant of Scheduled Tribes Status to
the `Medara` community in Karnataka.

At present there are 50 communities appearing in the list
of Scheduled Tribes in Karnataka.

The Tribal Ministry proposal, made on the recommendation
of the Karnataka government, seeks to amend the entry at
serial no. 37 occurring under Part VI, relating to Karnataka
of the Schedule to the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order,
1950 and insert the `Medara` community after the community
`Meda` Scheduled Tribes of Karnataka.

The amendments will entail additional recurring and non-
recurring expenditure from the Consolidated Fund of India on
account of benefits likely to be provided to the persons
belonging to the Medara community out of the continuing
schemes meant for the welfare of the scheduled tribes.

PTI