National Council for Tribal Welfare

  • The National Council for Tribal Welfare has been Constituted with the following objectives:- 
    1. To provide broad policy guidelines to bring about improvement in the lives of the ST community in the country.
    2. To review the implementation of the Forest Rights Act. 
    3. To review the implementation of Schedule-V and Schedule-VI of the Constitution.
    4. To monitor the implementation of Tribal Sub-Plan. 
    5. To monitor programmes aimed at protecting Particularly vulnerable Tribal Groups. 

  • The National Council for tribal Welfare Constituted under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Prime Minister has the following composition:- 

1) Minister of Tribal Affairs, Government of India; 
2) Minister of Finance, Government of India; 
3) Minister of Agriculture, Government of India; 
4) Minister of Home Affairs, Government of India; 
5) Minister of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India; 
6) Minister of Environment & Forests, Government of India; 
7) Minister of HRD, Government of India; 
8) Minister of Rural Development, Government of India; 
9) Minister of Woman and Child Development, Government of India; 
10) Minister of Culture, Government of India; 
11) Minister of Mines, Government of India; 
12) Minister of Coal, Government of India; 
13) Minister of Power, Government of India; 
14) Deputy Chairperson, Planning Commission; 
15) Chief Ministers of Andhra Pradesh/ Gujarat/ Himachal Pradesh / Maharashtra / Rajasthan/ Orissa/ Jharkhand/ Madhya Pradesh/ Chhattisgarh/Assam /Meghalaya/ Mizoram/ Tripura (Schedule V and Schedule VI States); 
16) Two experts to be nominated by the Prime Minister for a period of 2 years. 
17) Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs, Government of India – Member Secretary. 

  • No meeting of National Council for Tribal Welfare has been held so far. 
  • The States of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha and Rajasthan are covered under the Fifth Schedule of the Constitution and have been entrusted with special responsibilities on matter pertaining to the welfare and advancement of the Scheduled Tribes. 
  • The Chief Ministers of Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha are the Chairpersons of Tribes Advisory Council (TAC) in their respective States and have presided over the meetings of TAC during the last three years. 


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