The National Commission For The Scheduled Tribes (Specification Of Other Functions) Rules, 2005
Published Vide Notification No. S.O. 1175(E), dated 23.8.2005 published in the Gazette of India, Extra, Pt. II, Section 3(ii), dated 24.8.2005.
(i) Measures that need to be taken over conferring ownership rights in respect of minor forest produce to the Scheduled Tribes living in forest areas;
(ii) Measures to be taken to safeguard rights of the tribal communities over mineral resources water resources etc. as per law.
(iii) Measures to be taken for the development of tribals and to work for more viable livelihood strategies;
(iv) Measures to be taken to improve the efficacy of relief and rehabilitation measures for tribal groups displaced by development projects;
(v) Measures to be taken to prevent alienation of tribal people from land and to effectively rehabilitate such people in whose case alienation has already taken place;
(vi) Measures to be taken to elicit maximum cooperation and involvement of tribal communities for protecting forests and undertaking social afforestation.
(vii) Measures to be taken to ensure full implementation of the Provisions of Panchayats (Extension to the Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996 (40 of 1996);
(viii) Measures to be taken to reduce and ultimately eliminate the practice of shifting cultivation by tribals that lead to their continuous disempowerment and degradation of land and the environment.
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