The Ministry was set up in 1999 after the bifurcation of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment with the objective of
providing more focused approach on the integrated socio-economic development of the Scheduled Tribes (STs), the most
underprivileged of the Indian Society, in a coordinated and planned manner. Before the formation of the Ministry, tribal
affairs were handled by different Ministries at different points in time.
The Ministry of Tribal Affairs is the nodal Ministry for overall policy, planning and coordination of programmes for development
of ST’s. To this end, Ministry of Tribal Affairs has undertaken activities that follow from the subjects allocated under the
Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961. and amendment(s) thereafter. The subjects allocated to the Ministry of
Tribal Affairs are as under:
It covers all tribal people and all areas with tribal population across the country.
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