The Union Cabinet, chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday gave its approval for the amendments in the Central List of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) quota of Gujarat and Uttarakhand.
The amendments, as per the advices from the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), will enable the persons, belonging to these castes or communities, to avail the benefits of reservation in Government services and posts as well as in Central Educational Institutions as per the existing policy.
They will also become eligible for benefit under various welfare schemes, scholarships etc. being administered by the Central Government, which are at present available to persons belonging to the OBCs.
In Gujarat, Sipai and Patni Jamat or Turk Jamat (all Muslims) have been included in the Central List of OBCs; while in Uttarakhand, Kahar and Tanwar Singhariya have been included.