The Union Government has included 120 castes/communities in the Central List of Other Backward Classes for different States/Union Territories.
Inclusion was made on the basis of advice tendered by National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) under Section 9(1) of the NCBC Act, 1993.
The NCBC determines inclusion or otherwise of castes/communities in the Central List of OBCs on the basis of norms established w.r.t. social, educational, economic, representation in Central Services and Miscellaneous parameters.
A total of 120 entries containing castes, their synonyms and sub-castes have been notified in the Central List of Other Backward Classes in the last three years.
This information was given by Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply in Lok Sabha today.