Ministry of Tribal Affairs - Year End Summary, PIB, Major Schemes, Achievements 2017 (Download PDF)

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‘Tribal Sub-Plan’ (now called as ‘Scheduled Tribe Component’ ) funds of Central Ministries based on the framework and mechanism designed by NITI Aayog. Implementation of the Public Financial Management System (PFMS) complete transparency and monitoring of funds released is ensured by the Ministry.

Ministerial Summary 2017 PIB (Current Affairs/Gs 2018)

Monitoring of funds for tribal development:

  • There are 32 Central Ministries and Departments having ‘Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) ’ catering to specific tribal development in various sectors through 273 different schemes.
  • Allocation of Business Rules (ABR) has been amended in January, 2017.
  • An online monitoring system has been put in place with web address stcmis. nic. in.

Scheme for Eklavya Model Residential School (EMRS) :

Skill Development:

Construction of Museums for Tribal Freedom Fighters:

  • Ministry has decided to construct a state-of-the-art Tribal Museum of national importance in Gujarat with a total cost of ₹ 75.00 Crore.

Initiatives under Particularly Vulnerable Tribal Groups (PVTGs) :

  • State Government have been given the flexibility of utilizing the funds using the gaps identified through Bae Line Survey.
  • CCD is for preserving traditional architecture, traditional medical practices and cuisine and maintaining the heritage and culture of PVTGs.


Pre Matric Scholarship

  • State are using own portal/National Scholarship Portal (NSP) for inviting online applications.

Post Matric Scholarship

  • State are using own portal/NSP portal for inviting online applications.

Scholarship Scheme

  • NSP is used for inviting application from top class students.
  • Tuition fees are being disbursed directly to the institute.
  • Family Income ceiling for eligibility increased from ₹ 4.50 Lakhs to ₹ 6.00 Lakhs.

Fellowship Scheme

  • Ministry has taken over the implementation of the scheme from UGC so that students get money in time.
  • Developed NFST portal and hosted the same on Ministry NIC server for inviting fresh applications online.
  • Various student queries are being resolved through coordination with PFMS, Banks and NSP teams.
  • Higher priority fixed for Persons with Disabilities, PVTGs, BPL and females.

National Overseas Scholarship for ST students

  • Portal has been developed by the Ministry and hosted at Ministry՚s NIC Server.


  • 9 schemes being implemented by the Ministry have been board on DBT.

    Aadi Mahotsav:

    • Ministry of Tribal Affairs in association with TRIFED had organized a National Tribal Festival.
    • The Festival showed exquisite craftsmanship of tribal artisans.
    • TRIFED purchased goods worth ₹ 2.50 crores from the Artisans for sale through its showrooms.

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- Published/Last Modified on: January 7, 2018

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