ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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Governors' Role and Tribal Areas

The institution of the governor has been sidelined in the administering of tribal areas despite clear constitutional guidelines to the contrary. At least apropos this issue, it begs the question whether the institution is relevant to Indian democracy, but for a start, the empowerment of the role of governor is a must.

Tribal Autonomy Undermined

The central and state governments have failed to implement the provisions of the Fifth Schedule, both in letter and spirit, as envisaged in the Indian constitution. Instead, the indifferent and callous attitude of the various political dispensations has led to marginalisation of the rights and autonomy of the tribal communities residing in areas governed by the Fifth schedule.
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