criteria presently followed for specification of a community as a Scheduled Tribe are : (i) indications of primitive traits, (ii) distinctive culture, (iii) geographical isolation, (iv) shyness of contact with the community at large, and (v) backwardness.
DC. PT. ISO. SHY. BACK. = ST
LIT. PRE. FD. LP. = PVTG DHEBAR 1973.
State government proposal.
Tribal ministry gets the proposal and
consults registrar general of India and national commission for scheduled tribe.