AMARAVATI: The Legislative Assembly on Friday passed two Bills that enable setting up of separate Commissions for Schedule Castes and Schedule Tribes.

The Andhra Pradesh State Commission for Schedule Tribes Bill, tabled by Minister for Tribal Welfare Pushpa Srivani, would provide for setting up of separate Commissions to safeguard the interests of Scheduled Tribes.

The Bill was necessitated after the State has decided to bifurcate the existing Andhra Pradesh State Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in to two separate Commissions.

The Andhra Pradesh State Commission for Schedule Castes Bill, tabled by Social Welfare Minister P Viswarrop, would enable the setting up of a separate Commission to safeguard the interests of Scheduled Castes. The two Bills were passed by voice vote.

Also Read: AP Assembly Passes Disha Bill