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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    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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                  Citizen
                  Nov 30, 2016 at 10:25 pm
                  So why so much hate towards congress, if you (BJP/RSS) are also all the same or even worse?
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                    Citizen
                    Nov 30, 2016 at 10:22 pm
                    muslim and Christians - you guys don't have any other useful agenda.
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                      Feroz
                      Nov 30, 2016 at 3:58 pm
                      Dear VC!lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;You intentions are suspect. Why do you have to instigate hate always... Please refrain. Think Peace. May be God will bless you
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                        Vasi krish
                        Nov 30, 2016 at 6:32 pm
                        why dont these brhamins are not asking for SC/SC quota .. I think they deserved to be treated with dalits ..
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                          Gautam
                          Dec 1, 2016 at 12:47 am
                          BJP or Modiji haters are so active and they are not able to comprehend why w world is excited about Modi. Why Indians feel that there is no alternative to Modi. Voting Laloo and congress they brough jungle raj back in Bihar. They will be happy with scam and ghotala raaj but not contribute towards sabka saath sabka vikas, We indians need to help bring change in our society and fight social ills, do not expect everything Modiji has to do. Law and Order or agriculture is state subject and blame state govt for it.
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                            Gautam
                            Dec 1, 2016 at 12:44 am
                            Ha ha ..u r not fair. Either u r with dramabaaz blindly who has not done anything except finger pointing or with Chor parties like congress or Lalooji..u are blind in hate and not seeing why Obama has written article on Modiji in Time magazine. You are never looking at congress failure for past 65 years and want Modiji to fix all ills of indian society in 2 years. Wah..
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                              Gautam
                              Dec 1, 2016 at 12:42 am
                              Well because of scams after scams, now don't say that congress didn't indulge in loot. Sonia is sitting on piles of cash, her sister was canving with Sarkozy for defence deals. Laloo did so much ghotala, he runs a big real estate company in Bangalore rpuria. Sharad powar is also sitting on tons of money investing in w lavasha city. come on. Dont try to obfuscate information and blame BJP on flimsy things , which also existed during congress rule.
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                                lafanga
                                Nov 30, 2016 at 3:06 pm
                                India needs to move to 2016 from the dark ages but I doubt caste system can be abolished. Its part and parcel of Hindu faith.
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                                  Kabir
                                  Nov 30, 2016 at 8:16 pm
                                  When are you to publish the caste census?
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                                    pawan
                                    Nov 30, 2016 at 3:05 pm
                                    Wondering if this is the way to change India....same old policy like UPA and yet India is changing and good governance on its way...yeah right..dia's tryst with destiny continues...
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                                      Mayur Panghaal
                                      Nov 30, 2016 at 4:10 pm
                                      I can bet that these castes are in large numbers in UP.lt;br/gt;Knowing feku so well.
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                                        Mahender Goriganti
                                        Nov 30, 2016 at 10:35 pm
                                        Best way to solve this problem is to include all Indians in backward cl, problem solved. As any cast, cred or religion has no relevance now as only thing that matters is amount of money one has. Rest of it is political gimmicks for rich with in the cles to explait in the name of their poor.
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                                          Mahender Goriganti
                                          Nov 30, 2016 at 10:40 pm
                                          Simple way to deal with this nonsense is to clify people based on their economic situation only as very poor, poor, average, above average, rich and super rich. The only thing realistically now matter is (a fact for real) economic status as people, as they get rich the cast and religion is irrelevant as is amply evident.
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                                            one_genuine
                                            Nov 30, 2016 at 4:18 pm
                                            At least you frankly admit that NAMO, bjp, rss are in vote bank politics. Thanks.
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