Overview of the law pertaining to land and governance under the Fifth Schedule Compiled by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs in collaboration with the UNDP

12, Nov 2019

The United Nations Development Programme and the Ministry of Tribal Affairs collaborated to compile this report on law pertaining to Schedules Areas as covered under the Fifth Schedule.

The Report has been divided into three parts. Part I covers the Fifth Schedule of the Indian Constitution and its related provisions such as the criteria for declaring an area as a Scheduled Area, the role of the Governor and the role of the Tribal Advisory Council. Part II contains provisions of the Panchayats (Extension to Scheduled Areas) Act, 1996. Part III is titled “Testing the Law Against Reality” and delves into how these legal provisions have been translated into real life.

This report can be accessed here:


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