Other Backward Class

Term for socially or educationally disadvantaged group of people in India

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The Other Backward Class (OBC) is a collective term used by the Government of India to classify castes which are educationally or socially backward. It is one of several official classifications of the population of India, along with general castes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SCs and STs). The OBCs were found to comprise 52% of the country's population by the Mandal Commission report of 1980, and were determined to be 41% in 2006 when the National Sample Survey Organisation took place. There is substantial debate over the exact number of OBCs in India; it is generally estimated to be sizable, but many believe that it is higher than the figures quoted by either the Mandal Commission or the National Sample Survey.

Bihar Assembly Passes Landmark Reservation Amendment, Expanding Quotas to 75% | Oneindia [Video]

Bihar Assembly Passes Landmark Reservation Amendment, Expanding Quotas to 75% | Oneindia

The Bihar Legislative Assembly unanimously approved the Bihar Reservation Amendment Bill, proposing a hike in reservation limits from 50% to 65% for SCs, STs, EBCs, and OBCs. With an additional 10% EWS..

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Rahul Gandhi-Satyapal Malik: On caste census,OBCs, Malik says awareness needs to be raised| Oneindia [Video]

Rahul Gandhi-Satyapal Malik: On caste census,OBCs, Malik says awareness needs to be raised| Oneindia

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday shared the video of his recent meeting with former J&K governor Satya Pal Malik who spoke to Rahul Gandhi on several issues including the Pulwama attack, the..

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