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Jobs for economically backward classes: 4-member commission set up

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New Delhi , Jan. 23

THE Government on Friday announced a four-member commission to work out modalities for providing job reservation to economically backward classes.

The commission will have a one-year term and has been asked to suggest the quantum of reservation and criteria for identification of economically backward classes among casts and communities other than the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes (SC/ST/OBC), which already have reservation, according to an official release. It would be headed by the former Union Home Secretary, Mr Balmiki Prasad Singh, the release said.

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