Cab­i­net’s nod to OBC sub-cat­e­gori­sa­tion

Governance Now - - BRIEFINGS -

The union cab­i­net has ap­proved a com­mis­sion to over­see the sub-cat­e­gori­sa­tion of other back­ward classes (obcs) for em­ploy­ment in cen­tral gov­ern­ment ser­vices. it is be­ing done with an in­ten­tion to pro­vide ben­e­fits to more cat­e­gories un­der the obc which are at present be­ing cor­nered by the dom­i­nant castes or creamy layer. There are about 5,000 castes in the cen­tral list of the obcs. “un­der Ar­ti­cle 340 of the con­sti­tu­tion, the Pres­i­dent would be rec­om­mended to con­sti­tute a com­mis­sion that would ex­am­ine the cen­tral list of obc and sub-cat­e­gorise it. The pro­posal is that there will be sub-cat­e­gori­sa­tion within the obc list for the pur­poses of cen­tral gov­ern­ment em­ploy­ment,” said Fm Arun Jait­ley. so far there is no sub-cat­e­gori­sa­tion in the cen­tral obc list. For now, states like Haryana, Jhark­hand, West Ben­gal, Bi­har, ma­ha­rash­tra, Andhra Pradesh, Te­lan­gana, Puducherry, Kar­nataka and Tamil nadu have a sub-cat­e­gorised obc list. How­ever, big­ger states like ut­tar Pradesh, mad­hya Pradesh and ra­jasthan have no such sub-cat­e­gori­sa­tion.

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