Another extension for OBC sub-categorisation panel- THE HINDU-23-01-2020


The Union Cabinet has approved a 6 month extension in the tenure of the commission to examine sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBC).

In Depth:

In 2017 commission was appointed with a time frame of 6 months.

The commission was appointed to look into the existing list of OBCs and categorise the castes that have not benefited from reservation in government jobs and education.
It is one of the efforts of the Government to achieve greater social justice and inclusion for all.
The Cabinet also approved an addition to the commission’s terms of reference.
The commission will now also study the various entries in the Central List of OBCs and recommend correction of any repetitions, ambiguities, inconsistencies and errors of spelling or transcription.
It is also expected to give its recommendations to ensure that these marginalised communities get the benefits of various schemes.

Terms of Reference:

To examine the extent of inequitable distribution of benefits of reservation among the castes or communities included in the broad category of OBC with reference to such classes included in the Central List.
To work out the mechanism for sub-categorization.

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