Aparna Lucknow, India 601 Questions 0 Answers 0 Best Answers 678 Points View Profile Aparna Asked: November 8, 20212021-11-08T18:09:46+05:30 2021-11-08T18:09:46+05:30In: Polity Who are Other Backward Classes? What is Extention of the OBC Commission? current affairsfederalismpolity Share Facebook 1 Answer Recent 0 Questions 518 Answers 176 Best Answers 0 Points View Profile Best Answer [Deleted User] 2021-11-08T18:13:36+05:30Added an answer on November 8, 2021 at 6:13 pm Context: The Union Cabinet decided to extend the tenure of the OBC Commission by six months as its functioning was affected due to the coronavirus lockdown. Background Constituted in October 2017, the Commission is headed by Justice G Rohini (retd). The Commission is likely to make recommendations for benefit of such marginalized communities in the Central List of OBCs. Other Backward Classes Communities that have been historically marginalized in India and continue to face oppression, and social, economic, and educational isolation, but do not fall into the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes list, fall into the Other Backward Class category. Article 340 of the Constitution of India gives the President of India the power to constitute a committee to investigate the conditions of the backward class in India and recommend measures for their welfare, upliftment, and development. The Mandal Commission was constituted under this Article. Article 15 and 16 of the Constitution of India which are applicable to the member of the Scheduled Caste communities, apply to the members of the OBC communities as well. 1 Reply Share Share Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on WhatsApp Leave an answerCancel replyYou must login or register to add a new answer. Related Questions What is Pathalgadi? What is Bodo Accord?
The Union Cabinet decided to extend the tenure of the OBC Commission by six months as its functioning was affected due to the coronavirus lockdown.
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