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Idate Commission:

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.