23 January, 2020
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Syllabus subtopic: Government Policies and Interventions for Development in various sectors and Issues arising out of their Design and Implementation.
Prelims and Mains focus: about the commission: its mandate and significance; Article 340
News: The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved a six- month extension in the tenure of the commission to examine subcategorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBC).
Why did the commission sought an extension?
Mandate of the Commission
The Communities in the existing list of OBCs which have not been able to get any major benefit of the scheme of reservation for OBCs for appointment in Central Government posts & for admission in Central Government Educational Institutions are expected to be benefitted upon implementation of the recommendations of the Commission. The Commission is likely to make recommendations for benefit of such marginalized communities in the Central List of OBCs.
Article 340 in the Indian Constitution
Appointment of a Commission to investigate the conditions of backward classes
Source: The Hindu
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