NCST clears dock for granting of ST status to six communities in Assam

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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.

The six communities were included in the OBC list in the state.

The Registrar General of India has also supported the proposal of the inclusion of the STs.