Govt approves inclusion of 15 new castes in Central OBC list

"The changes will enable the persons belonging to these castes/communities to avail the benefits of reservation in Government services and posts as well as in Central Educational Institutions as per the existing policy," according to an official statement.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:November 30, 2016 8:13 pm
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The government on Wednesday approved inclusion of 15 new castes and modification in 13 other castes in the Central list of Other Backward Classes (OBCs). The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the proposal. The National Commission of Backward Classes (NCBC) had recommended a total of 28 changes in respect of 8 states —Assam, Bihar, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir and Uttarakhand.

Out of these 28, 15 were new entries, 9 were synonyms or sub-castes of the castes which were already in the list and 4 were corrections. “The changes will enable the persons belonging to these castes/communities to avail the benefits of reservation in Government services and posts as well as in Central Educational Institutions as per the existing policy,” according to an official statement.

They will also become eligible for benefit under the various welfare schemes, scholarships etc. being administered by the Central Government, which are at present available to the persons belonging to the Other Backward Classes, it added.

On the NCBC recommendation, a total of 2479 entries for inclusion, including its synonyms, sub-castes, etc. in the Central List of OBCs have been notified in 25 States and 6 Union Territories.

The last such notification was issued till September, 2016.

NCBC examines requests for inclusion of any class of citizens as a backward class in the lists and hear complaints of over-inclusion or under-inclusion of any backward class in such lists. Its advice is binding upon the Central Government.

Meanwhile, the Centre is already considering to relax the creamy layer norms for the OBC and note in this regard was already under consideration.

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    Rajesh
    Jun 29, 2017 at 6:47 pm
    Obc number for a vaisyar in central government list
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      Rajesh
      Jun 29, 2017 at 6:48 pm
      Yes
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      Vedic_Citizen
      Nov 30, 2016 at 3:18 pm
      Some people criticise reservations and other benefits given Dalits but appreciates annual HAJJ subsidy of 900 crores !!
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        Ajay G
        Nov 30, 2016 at 3:48 pm
        Every political party has increased Vote Bank. Why not present regime !!
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          Ashutosh
          Nov 30, 2016 at 3:04 pm
          DOWN with casteism and caste based reservations - Let merit be the only criteria for jobs / admission or whatsoever - Stop vote bank politics - RESERVATIONS and Scholarships only on economic basis. Citizens without any MERITS and ECONOMICALLY Backward irrespective of Caste to be supported by the Government for livelihood (Social Security) DOWN WITH CASTEISM. Let all citizens be BHARTIYA
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            PN badri
            Nov 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm
            Vote bank politics of Modi government and by hook or crook they want to capture power in U P.
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              Kaliyug
              Nov 30, 2016 at 3:06 pm
              Any one who breeds a lot, does not study, is not otherwise employable, does not pay taxes, has no character, is deemed a citizen of India, will become OBC. These Lazy people are only useful to the politicians during election.
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                Citizen
                Nov 30, 2016 at 10:20 pm
                Feku poltics alongwith fekunomics in full swing. Bhakts are going to get only soundbites and the so-called "development".
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                  Citizen
                  Nov 30, 2016 at 10:24 pm
                  So why so much hate towards congress, if you (BJP/RSS) are also all the same or even worse?
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