Verification of Castes from the list of SC/ST/OBC list

Verification of Castes from the list of SC/ST/OBC list – Railway Board Clarification

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No. 2014-E(SCT)I/31/1

New Delhi Dated 27.11.2014

The General Manager(P),

All Zonal Railways and Production Units,

The CAO, DMW, Patiala,


Sub:- Clarification regarding verification of genuineness of Castes/Communities belonging to Scheduled Casts, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes from the Scheduled/Central Lists and Gazette Notifications issued by Government of India.


Some of the Zonal Railways have expressed difficulty and sought clarification regarding verification of genuineness of a caste/community belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes if the same is not included in the existing lists of these communities issued from time to time by this office.
2. In this connection, it is clarified that whenever an addition or deletion to the existing list of SCs/STs and OBCs is done by Government of India through Gazette Notifications, the same becomes binding on all the concerned irrespective of the fact that the same has been circulated by this office or not.
3. Further, verification of genuineness of Castes/Communities belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes may also be done through their respective Lists available online at the links given below:-
(i) (List of SCs)
(ii) (List of STs)
(iii) or
(iv) (Central List of OBCs)
The above may please be brought to the notice of all the concerned so as to avoid unwanted reference to this office. However, if some doubts/confusion still persists in the matter, the’same be referred to this office for clarification.


(K. Mal)
Exec. Director, Estt.(Res.)
Railway Board.


Download Railway Board clarification No. 2014-E(SCT)I/31/1 dated 27.11.2014

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