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Akhilesh govt clears proposal to include 17 extremely backward castes in SC list

The Akhilesh Yadav Cabinet Cleared On Thursday A Crucial Proposal To Include 17 Extremely Backward Castes (EBC) In Scheduled Castes (SC).

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Kanishk Sharma | Updated on: 22 Dec 2016, 12:58:20 PM
Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav with his cabinet colleagues. (Twitter)

New Delhi:

The Akhilesh Yadav Cabinet cleared on Thursday a crucial proposal to include 17 extremely backward castes (EBC) in Scheduled Castes (SC).

The decision comes at a time when the state is heading for assembly elections.

Notably, the Centre too had issued a notification earlier this month to include fifteen new castes in the central list of Other Backward Castes.

(With inputs from agencies, more details are awaited)

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First Published : 22 Dec 2016, 12:51:00 PM