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More castes to be included in OBC List

By FnF Desk | PUBLISHED: 02, Jun 2011, 15:20 pm IST | UPDATED: 02, Jun 2011, 15:20 pm

New Delhi: The Union Cabinet today approved the inclusion of names of some more castes and communities in the Central List of Other Backward Classes(OBCs).

The National Commission for Backward Classes has advised the Central Government for amendment in 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 will make amendments in the Central lists of OBCs in respect of these States and UTs.

Inclusion of these castes/communities in the Central list of OBCs would enable them to 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.
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