Cabinet approves amendments in central OBCs list

New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) The Union Cabinet on Wednesday approved amendments in the central list of OBCs applicable to Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as per the advice of the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC).

A total of 35 changes recommended by the NCBC in respect of Andhra Pradesh and 86 new entries in respect of Telangana will be notified, an official statement here said.

The changes will enable the persons belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) communities in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana to avail of the benefits of reservation in government services and posts as well as in central educational institutions as per the extant policy.

They will also become eligible for benefit under various welfare schemes and scholarships administered by the central government, which are at present available to persons belonging to Other Backward Classes, it said.



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