UP’s Samajwadi Party led government on 22nd
Dec 2016 passed a resolution to transfer 17 sub-castes in Other Backward Castes into Scheduled Castes category.
Decision was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by CM Akhilesh Yadav.
The inclusion of sub castes into the SC category was one of the main commitments of the SP government in 2012 when it attained power.
17 sub-castes which the government wants to be included in the SC category include: Kashyap, Kewat, Batham, Gaur, Kahar, Nishad, Bind, Bhar, Rajbhar, Rapajapati, Majhi, Tura, Mallah, Kumhar, Dheemar, Machua
Along with this, the state government also moved another resolution to send this proposal to the Union Government for further consideration.
Inclusion of these 17 sub-castes into SC category now rests with the Union Government.
This marks the second time the SP government has made an attempt in this direction.
The decision was taken without the consent of the Union government. The Allahabad HC quashed the decision declaring the move unconstitutional and void.
The two main supplementary legislations included the Central GST Bill and the State GST Bill.
Council will also meet to sort out the issue of dual control or cross empowerment.