Gond-Govri Local community Not A Scheduled Tribe, States Top Court

Gond-Govri Community Not A Scheduled Tribe, Says Top Court

Maharashtra govt had categorised the Gond-Govri as “Particular Back Course”.

New Delhi:

The Supreme Courtroom these days ruled that the Gond-Govri neighborhood is not a Scheduled Tribe (ST) and will not be entitled to advantages prolonged to this category. Having said that, the courtroom also mentioned that all those from the team admitted to instructional institutions and who have secured govt careers by way of the ST status until now are not able to be disturbed, despite the fact that they can’t claim any future rewards.

“All those who had taken the advantage of ST standing immediately after HC verdict until now will not be influenced,” a three-choose bench of Justices Ashok Bhushan, R Subhash Reddy, and MR Shah ruled these days.

In delisting Gond-Govri, the Supreme Courtroom cancelled a Bombay Superior Courtroom verdict from 2018 that experienced included the Maharashtra group in the listing in the to start with location. The Maharashtra govt had appealed from that verdict.

The Gond-Govri experienced been in search of inclusion in the ST category for very long. A stampede in the course of the community’s protest more than the challenge around the Maharashtra legislature intricate in Nagpur in 1994 had claimed more than 100 life, in accordance to a PTI report.


The Maharashtra govt experienced, having said that, categorised them as “Particular Backward Course”. The community’s counsel experienced argued towards this classification in the Large Courtroom, indicating they was basically Govri and not “Gond-Govri”, a sub-group of the Gond tribe of central India.

The Superior Court docket upheld this stand stating that publish-independence, there had been no such sub-tribe as “Gond-Govri”.

The Supreme Courtroom right now dominated that the Large Court docket need to not have absent into these classification. Curiously, it also stated that the Maharashtra governing administration experienced filed the attractiveness versus the High Court verdict really late.