In 1972, Tribal Development Directorate established for effective
implementation of Tribal Welfare Schemes. In 1976 Tribal Development
Commissionerate was established. In 1984 separate Tribal Development Ministry
was established. To strengthen the Tribal Development Department, Directorate
was merged into Commissionerate in 1992.
There are 4 ATC
(Addl. Commissioner, Tribal Development) and 29 ITDP (Integrated Tribal
Development Project) offices for effectively implementation of various State Govt. &
Central Govt. welfare schemes. These schemes includes social welfare, economical welfare,
educational upliftment, social justice, women & chield welfare, healthcare, food,
employment, etc. Total Budget of this department is Rs.1000 Crore, which includes grants
to other department's tribal development activities.
Total Administrative & Teaching Staff strength is 20,000. In
addition to this there is also teaching & non-teaching staff in
Aided Ashram Schools & Hostels.