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MSCST to facilitate deplorable tribal sections

All the necessary steps which need to be taken up by the Manipur State Commission for Scheduled Tribe (MSCST) for the welfare and well-being of the tribal community will be enlisted in the tentative policy programme, says chairperson Thuigai Mathieu Rongmei.

ByIFP Bureau

Updated 23 Aug 2022, 3:02 pm

(PHOTO: IFP)
(PHOTO: IFP)

Weeks after Thuigai Mathieu Rongmei assumed the office of the Manipur State Commission for Scheduled Tribe (MSCST) chairperson, the commission is all set to facilitate the deplorable tribal sections from its welfare and well-being.

Speaking to the media at MSCST office at Sangakpham in Imphal East on Tuesday, Thuigai Mathieu Rongmei informed that the commission, in collaboration with the concerned department officials, have visited and inspected various deplorable tribal villages located at outreached areas.

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He said all the necessary steps which need to be taken up by the commission for the welfare and well-being of the tribal community will be enlisted in the tentative policy programme of the commission which will be published soon in the form of Annual Report Prospectus.

He highlighted that the role of the commission is to effectively facilitate safeguard measures enshrined in the constitution for the tribal people of the state by giving special focus to socio-political issues, emotional wellbeing, financial self-dependency and mentoring and empowering of youths.

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The MSCST was established in 2016 and has been monitoring all constitutional provisions as other statutory safeguards for the protection of tribal rights and participating in the socio-economic development planning process of the tribal, he added.

Thuigai Mathieu Rongmei assumed the office of MSCST chairperson on August 3 after being nominated by chief minister N Biren on July 14 with Tara Manchin Hangzo (administration) and Lungthaona Rongmei (judicial matter dealing) as members.

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