Central Govt includes more castes in OBC list
The Union Cabinet on Thursday approved inclusion of more castes in the Central list of other backward classes in seven states while there was confusion regarding their inclusion regarding Karnataka.
The new additions will be made public after the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment issues a notification in this regard. Inclusion of these communities in the Central list of OBCs will enable them to avail of the benefits of reservation in Central Government services and posts as well as in Central education institutions, thus contributing to the goal of equity and inclusiveness, an official release said.
However, while the official release said castes relating to Karnataka were also approved, a section in the government said the cabinet wanted more information on some of these castes. The castes proposed by the NCBC were: Bathar, Bannad, Govadi, Govadi-Maratha, Godiga and Gawadiga.