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CM approves proposal for enlistment of Rajgond, Nayak castes as STs

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Ranchi, Aug. 2: Chief Minister Raghubar Das on Tuesday approved the proposal for enlistment of ‘Rajgond’ and ‘Nayak’ castes as ‘Gond’.

Dr. Ram Dayal Munda Tribal Research Institution reported that the sub-tribe of Gond caste-Rajgond and Dhurva Gond or Nayak – are culturally like ‘Gond’ caste, which is enlisted as Schedule Caste in the state.

The Rajgonds live in Simdega and and Nayaks in West Singhbhum.

After approval of council of ministers, the enlistment proposal of keeping the Rajgond and Nayak castes with Gond category will be recommended to Tribal Affairs Ministry, Government of India.

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