A Bill seeking to give Scheduled Tribe status to Inpui, Rongmei, Liangmai, Zeme, Thangal and Mate communities of Manipur and substitute Galong with Galo - the right name of the tribe - in the list of Arunachal Pradesh was introduced in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

The Bill to amend the original the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950 was introduced by the Minister of Tribal Affairs V. Kishore Chandra Deo

At present there are 33 communities appearing in the list of the Schedule Tribe in Manipur and the amendment will meet a long standing demand for considering grant of ST status to these communities.

In the Arunachal Pradesh list, Galong community was mentioned. The State government has been recommending for long that the name Galo be substituted in place of Galong.

"Galong is a distorted version of the original world Galo. A change is, therefore, required in the list of ST in Arunachal Pradesh," the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2011 said.

Another bill to bifurcate the joint cadre of IAS, IPS and Forest Service for the states of Tripura and Manipur was also introduced in the Lok Sabha.

The North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation) Amendment Bill, 2011, was introduced by Minister of State for Home M Ramachandran to amend the original Act of 1971.

One the new law comes into force, Tripura and Manipur will have a separate cadre of the IAS, a separate cadre of IPS and a separate cadre of Indian Forest Service, he said.

Presently there is a joint cadre of these services for the two States.

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