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Parl passes Constitution ST Order bill; Lok Sabha adjourned till March 2

Parl passes Constitution ST Order bill; Lok Sabha adjourned till March 2

New Delhi, Feb 11 (UNI) The Lok Sabha was adjourned till March 2 after passing Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 on Tuesday.

The first leg of Budget session, which commenced on January 31, concluded after passing the Bill, which seeks to include certain tribal communities in Karnataka into Scheduled Tribe category.

The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Second Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in the Upper House on December 12 last year.

The bill seeks to include Parivara and Talawara tribal communities in ST category to ensure they get the reservation and other benefits provided by the government.

The amendments have been made in the list of STs in Karnataka.

Siddi tribes of Belagavi, Dharwad would also be included in the ST category apart from those living in Uttar Kannada districts.



Earlier in the day, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman gave her reply to the debate on Union Budget.

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