Odisha cabinet approves inclusion of 22 castes in State’s list of SEBC

  • Odisha cabinet has cleared the inclusion of 22 castes in the list of Socially and Economically Backward Classes (SEBC).
  • The state government has approved the proposed Amendment of the Odisha State Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993 by inserting subsection 3 under Section 9
  • This enables the State Government to include such Backward Classes in the State list of SEBCs
  • Article 15(4): It enables the State to make any special provisions for the advancement of any SEBC