National Commission for STs
- National Commission for STs is a constitutional body in the sense that it is directly established by Article 338-A of the Constitution.
- The National Commission for SCs and STs came into being consequent upon passing of the 65th Constitutional Amendment Act of 1990.
- The 89th Constitutional Amendment Act of 2003 bifurcated the existing combined National Commission for SCs and STs.
- It consists of a chairperson, a vice-chairperson and three other members.
- They are appointed by the President by warrant under his hand and seal.
- Their conditions of service and tenure of office are also determined by the President
- The Commission presents the reports to the President
- The President lays the reports before Parliament