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Explain the scheduled Tribe

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  • Article 366 (25) of the Constitution of India refers to ‘Scheduled Tribes’ as those communities which are protected under a schedule, according to Article 342 of the Constitution. 
  • As per this, Scheduled Tribes are groups or communities that have been declared by the President of India, as possessing the following characteristics: 
  • Primitive traits 
  • Geographic isolation 
  • Distinct culture 
  • Shy of contact with the larger community 
  • Economic backwardness Scheduled Tribes’ can also be ascertained by the fact that they live apart in hills in isolation. 
  • Example – Schedule Tribes in Island region Andamanese, Jarawas Nicobarese Onges

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