Itanagar: Arunachal Pradesh has requested the National Commission for Schedule Tribe and the Union Ministry of Tribal Affairs to make necessary corrections in the nomenclature of various tribes of the state which are wrongly depicted.
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki conveyed this to the chairperson of NCST Rameshwar Oraon who along with director KD Bansal and Under Secretary Rajesh Kumar called on him on Wednesday night, an official report said here today.
Citing examples on wrong depiction of name of the tribes in the ST certificates, which have been hampering the local youths to get the desired benefits provided by the Centre as well as state government, Tuki said that numerous representation and proposals have already been forwarded to the ministry for consideration.
He urged the visiting chairperson to impress upon the ministry to clear the pending issues at the earliest.
The Chief Minister also raised the issue of racial discrimination meted to the people of North East and requested the commission to look into the matter seriously.
He strongly advocated implementing the Bezbarua Committee report and including a subject on tribes, culture and tradition of Northeast in CBSE syllabus.
"Arunachal being a cent percent tribal state, Government of India should consider opening of a Tribal University," Tuki reasoned while assuring to provide land for the purpose.
He further mentioned about Tribal Scholarship to be given to the students pursuing professional courses inside and outside the state.
While assuring all possible help, NCST Chairperson requested the state government to constitute a State ST Commission for safeguarding the interest of STs in the state.
He said that the National Commission for Schedule Tribe would be sending a recommendation on the line.
While sharing his experience over the visit to various locations in the state, Rameshwar disclosed that there were few genuine grievances of the tribals which would be taken up in right earnest.
Oraon during the day also made a courtesy call to Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Nirbhay Sharma at Raj Bhawan here.
They discussed various programmes for the Scheduled Tribes, a Raj Bhawan communique informed.