Advisory council for state’s ST population
The Bengal Government has decided to set up an advisory council for the state’s scheduled tribes (ST). The council will provide suggestions on ways to improve the social, educational, cultural and economic aspects of such people. A chairman would be appointed soon.
The decision to form the council was taken after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, during her recent trip to Jhargram for an administrative review meeting, promised to appoint resources for the welfare of tribals and Adivasis.
In a related development, the State Government has decided to bring out advertisements for the appointment of teachers proficient in the Ol Chiki script. Mamata Banerjee has made it one of her missions to make Ol Chiki (the script for Santhali language) a viable medium for students from Santhal communities.