Sub-categorization of the OBCs: Scopes?

Sub-categorization of the OBCs: Scopes?

Sub-categorisation of the OBCs: Scopes?

(Indian Express)


  • The chairman of the National Commission for Backward Classes, Bhagwan Lal Sahni, observed that the NCBC is in assistance of four subcategories of the Other Backward Classes. 
  • This measure complies with the endorsement of the Justice Rohini Commission.

National Commission for Backward Classes:

  • NCBC was created in 1993, in the aftermath of the commission was the result of the Indra Sawhney Vs Union of India case. 
  • It was given the status of the constitutional body in conformity with the 123rd constitutional amendment bill of 2017 and the 102nd amendment of 2018. 
  • Article 338B of the Indian Constitution talks about the context with respect to the NCBC. The body functions under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment. 

Sub categorization of OBCs:

  • The sub-categories of the OBCs will be done by keeping those sections in mind which have either benefited competently or less benefited from this skepticism.
  • While the two other categories will be for the least benefited and those who have not been benefited from the present structure.

Justice Rohini Commission:

  • The commission was constituted in 2017. This commission has been constituted to study, observe, and report on the sub-categorization of OBCs. 
  • The commission will be finalizing the report by July 2021. The panel’s terms of reference are to research the extent of inequitable distribution of benefits of reservation among communities. 
  • The panel will also find out the structure, criteria, and framework for sub-categorization within the OBCs.

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