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Government of India
Ministry of Tribal Affairs
26-April-2012 16:44 IST
Inclusion of Halakki Vokkalu Community into ST List
The Government of Karnataka sent a proposal for inclusion of Halakki Vokkalu community in the list of Scheduled Tribes of Karnataka in the year 2009. The Government of India on 15-6-1999 (further revised on 25-6-2002) has laid down the modalities for deciding claims for inclusion in, exclusion from and other modifications in the Orders specifying lists of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. According to these modalities, only those proposals, which have been recommended and justified by the concerned State Government, and agreed to by the Registrar General of India (RGI) and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) are to be considered for amendment of legislation. The proposal for inclusion of Halakki Vokkalu community in the list of Scheduled Tribes of Karnataka is under process as per approved modalities.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Tribal Affairs Shri Mahadeo Singh Khandela in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today.

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