Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

Patterns of Social Inequality and Exclusion

Question

What are the criteria prescribed for issue of ST certificates?

Answer

A person who claims to belong to a ST by birth has to verify—(a) That he/she and his/her parents actually belong to the community claimed (6) That the community is included in the Presidential Order specifying the ST in relation to the concerned state. (c) That the person belongs to that state and to the area within that state in respect of which the community has been scheduled (d) He may profess any religion (e) He on his parents/grand parents etc. should be permanent resident of the state/UT on the date of notification of the Presidential Order applicable in his case (g) But he cannot be treated as such in relation to the place of his temporary residence notwithstanding the fact that the name of his tribe has been scheduled in respect of that state where he is temporarily settled in any Presidential Order (h) In case of person born after the date of notification of the relevant Presidential Order, the place of residence for the purpose of acquring ST status, is the place of permanent abode of their parents at the time of the notification of the Presidential Order under which they claim to belong to such a tribe.

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