Establishment and vigilance


Establishment Division deals with all service related matters in respect of officers/official of the Ministry of Tribal Affairs such as recruitment, promotion, pension related matters, nomination of officers for various training programmes, leave travel concession, maintenance of leave record, annual performance appraisal reports, immovable property returns, framing and reviewing of Recruitment Rules for the posts under MoTA, etc.


The Ministry's vigilance is undertaken by the Joint Secretary (Admin) in assistance with the Secretary of the Ministry. The Joint Secretary (Admin) acts as a mediator between the Ministry & the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC). One Deputy Secretary (Admin) also assist the CVO i.e. the Joint Secretary (Admin) in carring out his functions. Every year, the ministry observes a "Vigilance Awareness Week"

Numerical details of ongoing Department / Vigilance / Policy prosecution cases in Ministry of Tribal Affairs (As per CIC’s Order dated 28/06/2017)

1. Department Proceeding (Vigilance) NIL
2. Vigilance Cases NIL
3. Police Prosecution cases NIL


United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Project -‘Strengthening National Capacities in Tribal Areas’

The project aims to ensure that excluded groups benefit from the inclusive agenda of the Government of India through strengthening capacities of communities to demand and access entitlements and ensuring that the decentralized institutions deliver timely and stigma-free services. The project also aims to facilitate inter-ministerial convergence for effective integration of the tribal agenda, particularly on the issues of health, education and livelihood. Legal counsel and advice aim to uphold the principles of the Forest Rights Act and prevention of wrongful dispossession. The project works at the national level and at the state level (in Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra and Odisha) with a total budget of US$ 3.20 million. The project started in 2013 and will end in 2017.

  • Forest Rights Act – recognition of individual and community rights
  • Planning and Monitoring of Tribal Sub Plan
  • Strengthening Tribal Livelihood through National Resource Center of Tribal Livelihood
  • Technical Support in implementation and monitoring of DBT in Scholarship distribution

World Bank Project
  • All service matters
  • Budgetary and Account matter pertaining to Ministry
  • Vigilance related matter
  • Multilateral bodies, UNDP etc
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