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NCST demanded inclusion of Ladakh in the 6th Schedule

Published on September 12, 2019
Current context: National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has asked the centre to include UT of Ladakh under Fifth/Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India.
  • The deliberation took place at the 119th meeting of the NCST on 11th September 2019 under the Chairmanship of Dr Nand Kumar Sai.
  • The commission observed that the territory of Ladakh created recently is predominantly a tribal region, accounting for more than 97% tribal people.
  • The Scheduled Tribe population represent 66.8 per cent in Leh, 83.49 per cent in Kargil, 89.96 per cent in Sanku and 99.16 per cent in Zanskar, 73.35 per cent in Nubra, 97.05 per cent in Khalsti areas of the Ladakh region.
  • The Schedule tribes in the region include Balti, Bot, Boto, Changpa, Mon, Purigpa, Garra, Brokpa, Drokpa, Dard, Shin, Beda.
  • Sixth Schedule of the constitution says that tribal areas in each item of Parts I, II and II(A) and in Part-III shall be an autonomous district and empowers Parliament to amend any provisions of the schedule.


Q.1 National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) has recently for the inclusion of which Union Territory under Fifth/Sixth Schedule of the Constitution of India?
a. Chandigarh
b. Dadra and Nagar Haveli
c. Daman & Diu
d. Ladakh
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