The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday passed a Bill that seeks to remove the Bhogta caste from the list of Scheduled Castes (SCs) in Jharkhand and include certain other communities in the list of Scheduled Tribes from state.
Tribal Affairs Minister Arjun Munda said, “We will bring such amendments related to more states in the House. We have done (such amendments for) Arunachal Pradesh and Karnataka. Now it is being done in the case of Uttar Pradesh, Tripura and Jharkhand. We are doing research on Odisha. We have completed the work in Chhattisgarh, but we are working on some observations given on that by the Law Ministry.”