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Regarding the Government Proposal to include certain castes presently classified as Other Backward classes in to Scheduled Caste Category, the following queried were raised in the Parliament recently.
Queries raised in Lok Sabha regarding inclusion of certain Castes presently covered under Other Backward classes in to Scheduled Caste Category
(a) whether the Government has received proposals from various State Governments including Uttar Pradesh for inclusion of Other Backward Classes (OBC) into Scheduled Caste (SC) category after conducting a study of economic and social conditions of OBCs;
(b) if so, the details thereof, State-wise;
(c) whether the Government is considering to include all OBCs into SCs; and
(d) if so, the action taken by the Government in this regard?
Shri.P.Balram Naik, Minister of State for Social Justice and empowerment answered for these queried as follows.
Thachar (Other than Carpenter)
(c) &(d): The proposals received from the State Governments for inclusion of communities in the list of Scheduled Castes, are processed in consultation with the Registrar General of India and the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, on case to case basis. It is an ongoing process.