Inclusion of Some Castes in SCs/STs/OBCs List

           Advice of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) has been received for inclusion of 56 Castes/communities in the Central list of OBCs for the following States and Union Territories:

 Name of State/UT

No. of Castes/Communities
Goa

1

Himachal Pradesh

5

Tamil Nadu

5

West Bengal

37

Jharkhand

1

Maharashtra

2

Delhi

4

Puducherry

1

Total

56

NCBC`s advice in the above cases is being processed.

           Proposals have been received for inclusion of 46 communities in the list of Scheduled Castes in 9 States, and for inclusion/modification in respect of 240 communities in the list of Scheduled Tribes in 20 States/Union Territories. These are being processed as per the prescribed modalities.

 This information was given by the Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Mukul Wasnik in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha today.

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