The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) emphasised the importance of executing the recommendations of the Idate Commission report.
- NHRC organized an open house discussion on the Protection of Nomadic, Semi Nomadic and De-Notified Tribes in India and forward trajectory.
- Idate Commission established in 2014 which was Headed by Bhiku Ramji Idate.
- Objective is to compile a statewide catalogue of Denotified, Nomadic, and Semi-Nomadic Tribes (DNTs).
- In May 2018, the National Commission for Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes, submitted its report.
- The commission was constituted for a three-year temporary term.
- It had to submit its report identifying these communities state-wise, assessing their development status, and recommending ways to uplift them.
- The report has called Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes poorest of the poor, most marginalised and most downtrodden communities who are subject to social stigma, atrocity and exclusion.
- The commission has recommended giving protection to Denotified Nomadic and Semi-Nomadic Tribes in the communities under the Atrocities Act.
- The Idate Commission has recommended a Constitutional amendment so that Scheduled NT/ DNT/ SNT can be added as a third category after Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the Act.
- Assign individuals not identified in the SCs/STs/OBCs list to the OBC category.
- Create a permanent commission with legal standing for the DNTs, SNTs, and NTs.
- Form a distinct department to address the welfare of these communities in states with significant populations.
- Undertake a thorough survey of DNT families to determine their estimated numbers and distribution.