Reservation to OBC



Reservation to OBC

The Central Government provides 27% reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Central Government services and Central Educational Institutions.


The Government notified castes/communities in the Central List of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for different States/Union Territories after examining the advices tendered by the National Commission for Backward Classes under Section 9(1) of the NCBC Act, 1993. Inclusion of castes/communities in the Central List of OBCs is a continuous process. The NCBC tender advice to the Central Government to this effect from time to time. Till date 2403 entries (by way of castes, their synonyms, sub castes etc.) have been notified in the Central List of Other Backward Classes for different States/Union Territories.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

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B.R. Ambedkar International Research Institute

The ‘Dr. Ambedkar International Centre’, New Delhi is being established at 15 Janpath at a cost of Rs. 195.74 crore (approximate) on the land measuring 3.25 acres. The Centre will undertake research work also.

Dr. Ambedkar International Centre would have the following amenities/activities namely Library, Research & Extension Centre, Media-cum-Interpretation Centre & Administrative Wing, Convention Centre, Auditoriums. Construction of the building of the ‘Centre’ has been entrusted to National Building Construction Corporation. Foundation stone of the building for ‘Centre’ has been laid by the Prime Minister on 20th April, 2015.

The time period for the construction is 22 months.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

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Disposal of Cases of Atrocities Against SCS


Expressing its concern about the crimes against members of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes the National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC)  emphasized for proper supervision at appropriate levels, from FIR stage to disposal by courts. It also stated that State and District Level Vigilance and Monitoring Committees should play a meaningful role.

  For the purpose of analysing crimes against members of SCs, the NCSC has relied upon the data of the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), Ministry of Home Affairs. As per the data of NCRB for the year 2013, 99,119 number of cases under the PoA Act in conjunction with the IPC, were pending in the courts at the end of the year and State/Union Territory wise details are given:

State/UT wise number of cases under the PoA Act in conjunction with the IPC, pending in courts at the end of the year 2013.

S. No. States/UTs Number of cases:
1.Andhra Pradesh 3289
2.Arunachal Pradesh 02
3.Assam 18
4.Bihar 14888
5. Chhattisgarh 852
6. Goa 24
7. Gujarat 8224
8. Haryana 504
9. Himachal Pradesh 281
10. Jharkhand  901
11. Karnataka 6357
12. Kerala 1637
13. Madhya Pradesh 10374
14. Maharashtra 6399
15. Manipur 0
16. Meghalaya 0
17. Mizoram 0
18. Nagaland 0
19. Odisha 7043
20. Punjab 167
21. Rajasthan 11678
22. Sikkim 01
23. Tamil Nadu 3781
24. Tripura 88
25. Uttar Pradesh  22200
26. Uttarakhand 78
27. West Bengal 208
28. A & N Islands 0
29. Chandigarh 06
30. Dadra and Nagar Haveli 04
31. Daman & Diu 0
32. Delhi 100
33. Lakshadweep 0
34. Puducherry 15
Total 99119

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has been addressing States/Union Territories for setting up of exclusive special courts to accelerate trial of cases under the PoA Act. Accordingly,  192 exclusive special courts have also been set up by the States Governments of Andhra Pradesh (13), Bihar (11), Chhattisgarh (6), Gujarat (26), Karnataka (8), Kerala(2), Madhya Pradesh (43), Maharashtra (2) Rajasthan (25), Tamil Nadu (4), Telangana(10), Uttar Pradesh (40) and Uttarakhand (2).

 The PoA Act is implemented by the concerned State Governments and Union Territory Administrations. With a view to ensure effective implementation of provisions of the Act, Central assistance is provided to them, inter-alia, for strengthening of the enforcement and judicial machinery.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Vijay Sampla in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

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National Rehabilitation Training and Research Institutes

Swami Vivekanand National Institute for Rehabilitation Training and Research (SVNIRTAR), Cuttack, Odisha, has already been set up under this Department in the area of physical impairment.

Also, under the approved scheme of 12th Five Year Plan, the Ministry has decided to establish a National Institute of Mental Health Rehabilitation (NIMHR) in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The State Government has agreed in principle to give 5 acres of land for the purpose.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

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Welfare of Economically Challenged People

The following new schemes for the welfare of Economically Backward Classes (EBCs) have been launched in 2014-15 with the approval of the competent authority:-

(i) Dr. Ambedkar Central Sector Scheme of Interest Subsidy on Educational Loan for Overseas Studies for Economically Backward Classes (EBCs).

(ii) Dr. Ambedkar Post-Matric Scholarship for the Economically Backward Class Students (Centrally Sponsored Scheme).

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

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Shortage of Braille Text Books

The National Institute of Visually Handicapped, Dehradun, an autonomous body of Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment, Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities had undertaken a study in the year 2008 in order to assess Braille Printing requirements for providing Braille Text Books to school going children. The assessment was primarily based on the data of visually impaired children for school going children available through Seventh All India School Education Survey (2002). As per this survey there were 2,10,107 visually impaired children from Primary to Senior Secondary level attending schools. The requirement of Braille pages per year was estimated at 27,93,60,670, whereas the capacity of country was 6,19,98,000 pages per annum with the combined effort of the Braille Presses established by the Government and Voluntary Organizations. The prices of Braille Study Material of Central Government Braille Presses has not been increased.

The Government has approved a new Central Scheme of “Support for establishment/modernization/capacity augmentation of Braille presses” during the 12th Five Year Plan Period with effect from 2014-15. The objectives of the Scheme are:

(i) to establish 18 new Braille Presses

(ii) to establish 03 small scale Braille printing units in UTs;

(iii) to modernize 12 old Braille Presses

(iv) to augment Braille printing capacity of 03 modern Braille printing presses


The Government has approved two proposals for establishment of new Braille Presses, three proposals for capacity augmentation of the existing Presses and ten proposals for modernization of old Braille Presses. After implementation of the Scheme, printing capacity of Braille pages in the country will increase to 23,40,00,000 Braille pages per year.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

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Rehabilitation of Beggars

The prevalence of Beggary can be attributed to various reasons including poverty and unemployment. The States are responsible for taking necessary preventive and rehabilitative steps on the issue of Beggary. As per available information, 20 States and 2 Union Territories have enacted their own anti-beggary legislation or adopted legislation enacted by other States/UTs.

As per information furnished by Registrar General of India (RGI), there are 4,13,670 beggars, vagrants etc. in the country as per Census 2011 out of which 70,506 are disabled beggars. Out of these, 5982 persons suffer from mental retardation and 5588 persons suffer from mental illness.

This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.

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