Prof. G. N. Devy, writer, tribal activist and Co-founder of theDenotified and Nomadic Tribes Rights Action Group.Dr. Rudolf Heredia, Scholar, former Director, St. Xavier’s SocialScience Research Centre, BombayProf. Ajay Dandekar, Scholar, activist and co-founder of LokdharaDr. Meena Radhakrishna, Sociologist and author of
Dishonoured by History
(Orient Longman, 2001);Dr. Anil Kumar Pandey, Editor,
(Hindi), activist and Prof.of Information technologyShri Mohd. Aslam, Reitred I. A. S., Jammu and Kashmir CadreNames of two more distinguished activist-scholars had beenincluded in the Government’s order dated 29.8.2006, No.12016/3/2006-SCD (RL Cell). Since their acceptance had notbeen received by the Ministry of Social Justice andEmpowerment till the date of issue of the Notification on 8
September 2006, their names were not included in theNotification.Subsequently, on receiving their acceptance they wereincluded as Members in the Technical Advisory Group. Thesetwo scholars were :Prof. Kanji Patel, Gujarati Writer and ActivistDr. K. M. Metry, Professor, Department of Tribal Studies,Kannada University, HampiProf. G. N. Devy was asked to work as the Chairperson of the TAG.
1.3Decision Regarding Recommending Schemes forDevelopment
The TAG held its first meeting at the Indian Council of SocialScience Research at Delhi on 26 September. It was attendedby all members and Shri T. C. Joshi of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.