State to conduct backward classes survey

Tuesday, 18 February 2020

Odisha would conduct a survey for assessment of population belonging to backward classes even as the Centre doesn’t agree to do it along with the General Census-2021.

The State Assembly passed the Odisha State Commission for Backward classes (Amendment) Bill unanimously on Monday.
“In a historic move, this August House has resolved to amend the Odisha State Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993 to enable the Commission to make survey of the social and educational conditions of the people belonging to the backward classes,” said Chief Minister Patnaik.

He thanked all members for passing the Bill unanimously. Earlier, SC and ST Development and Backward Classes Minister Jagannath Saraka had presented the Bill.

The legislation aimed to empower the backward commission to conduct survey of social and educational conditions of the backward classes, said Patnaik.

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