UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 1710
INCLUSION OF CASTES IN SC CATEGORY
1710 . SADHVI NIRANJAN JYOTI
Will the Minister of SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT be pleased to state:-
(a) the norms/guidelines followed for inclusion of castes in the category of Scheduled Castes;
(b) whether the Government has received proposals from various States including Uttar Pradesh for inclusion of various castes in the category of Scheduled Castes (SCs);
(c) if so, the details thereof indicating the castes listed by these States for inclusion in the category of Scheduled Castes, State/UT-wise and the action taken by the Government thereon along with the present status of each of these proposals;
(d) whether the Government proposes to include the said castes in the list of Scheduled Castes in Uttar Pradesh also; and
(e) if so, the steps taken in this regard?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT (SHRI SUDARSHAN BHAGAT)
(a): The criteria followed for inclusion of a caste in the list of Scheduled Castes is extreme social, educational and economic backwardness arising out of traditional practice of ‘untouchability’. Further Government made modalities in June, 1999 as amended in June, 2002, for consideration of specification of castes as Scheduled Castes.
(b) & (c): State/ Union Territory-wise details of proposals received during last two years and current year are as under;-
|State/ Union Territory||
Caste recommended for inclusion
|(1) Sarathi, Sooth Sarathi,
Sahis, Sais, Thanwar
|Jharkhand||(1) Paik, Khandit, Khandit Paik||–||–|
|Madhya Pradesh||(1) Jangda||–||—|
|(1). Kahar, kashyap, Kewat, Mallah,
Nishad, Dheevar, Bind, Dheemar, Batham,
Turha, Godiya, Manjhi, Machhua,
(2). Bhar, Rajbhar,
(3). Kumhar, Prajapati.
|Dadra and Nagar Haveli||(1) Valmiki||—||—|
| (1) Berwa,
The above proposals have been processed in accordance with the aforesaid Modalities. The details of action taken are as under:-
(e) Does not arise.
Source: Lok Sabha
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