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National Commission for STs

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
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