Maharashtra: Backward Class Commission Passes Resolution To Conduct Caste-Wise Census

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Pune, 3rd August 2021: Due to the non-availability of empirical data of other backward classes, an important decision to conduct caste wise census in the state was taken in the meeting of the Maharashtra State Backward Classes Commission held in Pune on Monday. The resolution will be submitted to the state government soon.

The second meeting of the State Backward Classes Commission, chaired by retired Judge Anand Nirgude, was held in Pune on Monday. The resolution was passed unanimously. As the state does not have empirical data, an important decision has been taken to conduct a caste-wise census using the administrative mechanism and it will be submitted to the state government. Along with Nirgude, Member Secretary DD Deshmukh and other members were present at the meeting.

Meanwhile, in the first meeting held on July 14, preliminary discussions were held on the reservation of other backward classes in local bodies and empirical data. The commission has been given the status of a dedicated commission to collect the empirical data required to regain the canceled reservation of other backward classes, the commission said.

The commission has been asked by 102 different sections of the society to include them among the other backward classes. Considering these demands, the commission will study the caste-wise census in the state and empirical data will be prepared from it. A clear resolution in this regard has been passed in the meeting of the commission.

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