Constitution of a High Level Committee to prepare a report on the socio-economic, health and educational status of the tribal communities of India.

In keeping with the special status accorded to Scheduled Tribes (STs) in the constitution of India, the Union Government has affirmed its commitment to improving their socio-economic status and has taken initiatives that encompass policy, programmatic and legislative interventions.

The Government of India, in furtherance of its commitment and with a view to creating conditions that are conducive for the development of the tribal communities, has decided to constitute a High Level Committee (HLC) to prepare a position paper on the present socio-economic, health and educational status of STs and suggest a way forward. The HLC shall suggest policy initiatives as well as effective outcome-oriented measures to improve development indicators and strengthen public service delivery to STs and other tribal populations.