Ministry of Tribal Affairs
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|Jurisdiction||Republic of India|
|Headquarters||Ministry of Tribal Affairs|
Dr. Rajendra Prasad Road
|Annual budget||₹6,000 crore (US$870 million) (2018-19 est.)|
The ministry was set up in 1999 after the bifurcation of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (India) to have a more focused approach on the integrated socio-economic development of the Scheduled Tribes (STs), the most underprivileged of the Indian Society. Before the formation of the ministry the tribal Affairs was being handled by different ministries which were:
- As a Division of the Ministry of Home Affairs known as Tribal Division since after independence up to September 1985.
- Ministry of Welfare: From September 1985 to May 1998.
- Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment from May 1998 to September 1999.
Functions of the Ministry
- Tribal Welfare-Planning, Policy formulation, Research and Training.
- Tribal development including scholarships to STs.
- Promotion of voluntary efforts in development of STs.
- Administrative Ministry with respect to matters concerning Scheduled Areas.
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is the Nodal Ministry for overall policy, planning and coordination of programmes of development for Scheduled Tribes.
Ministry has one Commission, One Public Sector Undertaking and one Co-operative Society under its administrative control, namely :
- National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST)
- National Scheduled Tribes Finance and Development Corporation (NSTFDC)
- Tribal Co-operative Marketing Federation of India (TRIFED)
|Name||Portrait||Term of office||Political party||Prime Minister||Ref.|
|Jual Oram||13 October 1999||22 May 2004||Bharatiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
|Atal Bihari Vajpayee|||
|Paty Ripple Kyndiah||24 May 2004||22 May 2009||Indian National Congress
United Progressive Alliance
|Kantilal Bhuria||28 May 2009||12 July 2011|||
|Kishore Chandra Deo||12 July 2011||26 May 2014|||
|Jual Oram||27 May 2014||30 May 2019||Bhartiya Janata Party
National Democratic Alliance
|Arjun Munda||30 May 2019||Incumbent|
Ministers of State
- Renuka Singh (31 May 2019)
- Eklavya Model Residential Schools, started by the Ministry
- Department of Adi Dravidar and Tribal Welfare (Tamil Nadu)
- "MINISTRY OF TRIBAL AFFAIRS : DEMAND NO. 96" (PDF). Indiabudget.gov.in. Retrieved 15 September 2018.
- "Welcome to Ministry of Tribal Affairs". Archived from the original on 29 April 2012.
- ORGANISTIONAL CHART, MINISTRY OF TRIBAL AFFAIRS
- Sixteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Oram,Shri Jual
- Council of Ministers: Vajpayee 13.10.1999 - 22.5.2004
- Council of Ministers: M. Singh 22.5.2004 - 22.5.2009
- Council of Ministers: M. Singh 22/28.5.2009 - 26.5.2014
- Fifteenth Lok Sabha, Members Bioprofile : Deo,Shri V. Kishore Chandra
- "Meet Narendra Modi's Council of Ministers". NDTV.com. 27 May 2014.
- Ministry of Tribal Affairs
- Department of Tribal Development of Maharashtra
- Department of Tribal Development of Madhya Pradesh
- Department of Tribal Development of Chhattisgarh
- Tribal Development Department, Himachal Pradesh
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