Ranchi, November 24: In the third meeting of Tribal Advisory Committee (TAC) held on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Chief Minister Hemant Soren, the expansion of tribal education, culture and tradition along with protection of rights was discussed. The committee decided to encourage eco-tourism while preserving the environment and tribal culture of the state. Around nine points were discussed during the meeting, in which it was decided to increase the income of forest dwellers by procuring minor forest produce in large quantities, an official statement said.
Through Dr. Ramdayal Munda Tribal Welfare Research Institute, a policy will be made to encourage study and maximum use of tribal languages from class 1 to 5 in tribal languages. The committee members said that the process of appointment of teachers of tribal languages should be expedited and posts should also be created as per the requirement.
The committee also decided that the recommendation of the Municipalities (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Bill, 2021 to stand as ‘the recommendation of the committee of the municipal body in which tribal communities are represented shall be binding on the municipal body’ stands as it is will be retained and sent to the Government of India for approval. It was earlier recommended to remove it, the statement said.
The members also discussed the opposition of tribals to the abolition of reservation of Ranchi mayor’s seat for tribals. According to a notification issued by the State Election Commission on November 17, the post of Ranchi mayor, earlier reserved for ST women, will now be reserved for SC candidates.
TAC meeting chaired by CM Soren, discussion on expansion of tribal education, culture, tradition
Story first published: Thursday, November 24, 2022, 22:40 [IST]