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Sub-Categorization of OBCs

  Sep 11, 2020

Sub-Categorization of OBCs

Q. What is the sub-categorisation of OBCs?

Q. Who is examining sub-categorisation?

Q. What are its terms of references?

A. It was set up with these terms of reference:

  1. To examine the extent of inequitable distribution of benefits of reservation among the castes or communities included in the broad category of OBCs with reference to such classes included in the Central List;
  2. To work out the mechanism, criteria, norms and parameters in a scientific approach for sub-categorisation within such OBCs;
  3. To take up the exercise of identifying the respective castes or communities or sub-castes or synonyms in the Central List of OBCs and classifying them into their respective sub-categories.
  4. To study the various entries in the Central List of OBCs and recommend correction of any repetitions, ambiguities, inconsistencies and errors of spelling or transcription.

Q. What progress has it made so far?

Q. How do these data compare with OBCs’ share in the population?