More castes in Central OBCs list

Cabinet nods for inclusion of more castes in Central OBCs list

New Delhi: Union Cabinet today approved an amendment in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs), to include some more castes and communities the list. The decision was taken on consideration of the advice by National Commission for Backward Classes.
The newly included castes/communities in the Central list of OBCs would avail the benefits of reservation in Central Government services and posts as well as in the Central education institutions, thus contributing to the goal of equity and inclusiveness.
The National Commission for Backward Classes had earlier advised the Union Government to amend the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Union Territories(UTs) of Andaman & Nicobar Islands & Puducherry.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment is about to make amendments in the Central lists of OBCs with respect to these States and UTs.
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