New Delhi, January 8: The National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has cleared a proposal to grant the status of Scheduled Tribes (ST) to six communities in Assam.
The six communities like Koch Rajbongshi, Chutia, Moran, Matak, Tai Ahom and Tea Tribes have for long been demanding ST status.
Historic decision by PM @narendramodi ji to grant tribal status to 6 communities of Assam: Motoks, Morans, Chutia, Koch-Rajbangshi, Tai Ahom & Tea Tribes/Adibachi – as per RGI's & Schedule Tribes Commission recommendation. It reaffirms our Jati-Mati-Bheti slogan & commitments
— Himanta Biswa Sarma (@himantabiswa) January 8, 2019
The six communities were included in the OBC list in the state.