The provisions in Fifth Schedule and Sixth Schedule in the Constitution of India are made in order to
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(a) protect the interests of Scheduled Tribes
(b) determine the boundaries between States
(c) determine the powers, authority and responsibilities of Panchayats
(d) protect the interests of all the border States
A: Option a
- The Fifth Schedule of the Constitution deals with the administration and control of scheduled areas and scheduled tribes in any state except the four states of Assam, Meghalaya, Tripura and Mizoram.
- The Sixth Schedule of the Constitution, on the other hand, deals with the administration of the tribal areas in the four north-eastern states of Assam, Mizoram, Meghalaya, and Tripura (AMiMeTri).
- It protects the interest of Schedule tribes. Hence, Option 1 is Correct