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Andhra Assembly passed Bills to set up separate commissions for SCs, STs

The Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly passed two Bills, namely Andhra Pradesh State Commission for Schedule Tribes Bill and Andhra Pradesh State Commission for Scheduled Castes Bill on 16 December 2019. The two bills were passed by voice note. Provision of the Bill: The Bills will enable to set up the separate Commissions for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs).  The Andhra Pradesh State Commission for ST Bill was tabled by the State Minister for Tribal Welfare Pushpa Srivani. It will allow setting up of separate Commissions to safeguard the interests of STs.  The Andhra Pradesh State Commission for SC Bill was tabled by Social Welfare Minister P Viswarup.  The Bill was needed as the State has decided to bifurcate the existing Andhra Pradesh State Commission for SCs and STs into two separate commissions.

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