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Amendment of Other Backward Classes List in West Bengal

Amendment of Schedule A of West Bengal Backward Classes (Other than Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Reservation of Vacancies in Services and Posts) Act, 2012.

Update: Complete List of Other Backward Classes of West Bengal

Government of West Bengal
Backward Classes Welfare Department
Administrative Buildings, DJ-4, Sector-II, Salt Lake, Kolkata-91.

No. 2770-BCW/MR-116/12, dated the 29th August, 2014

ORDER

WHEREAS it has been made to appear to the Governor that the West Bengal Commission for Backward Classes has recommended new 15 (fifteen) classes of people as Other Backward Classes and out of 15 (fifteen) classes, 9 (nine) communities have been identified as More Backward (Category A) and rest 6 (six) have been identified as Backward (Category B);

AND WHEREAS it has further been made to appear to the Governor that in both the Central List and the State List of Other Backward Classes, there are disparities between the two lists in respect of 24 (twenty-four) entries resulting in difficulty in providing benefit of reservation in jobs under the Central Government and the State Government to the prospective candidates;

NOW, THEREFORE, in exercise of the power conferred by section 16 of the West Bengal Backward Classes (Other than Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) (Reservation of Vacancies in Services and Posts) Act, 2012 (West Ben. Act XXXIX of 2012) (hereinafter referred to as the said Act), the Governor is pleased hereby to make, with immediate effect, the following amendments in the Schedule I appended to the said Act:-

Amendments

In the said Act, in the Schedule I,-

(1) in the column under the Heading “More Backward (Category A)”,-

(a) in serial 1, for the word “Abdal”, substitute the words “Abdal (Muslim)”;
(b) in serial 3, for the words “Basni/Bosni”, substitute the words “Basni/Bosni (Muslim)”;
(c) in serial 7, for the word “Bhatiyara”, substitute the words “Muslim Bhatiyara”;
(d) in serial 8, for the word “Chowduli”, substitute the words “Chowduli (Muslim)”;
(e) in serial 9, for the word “Chutor Mistri”, substitute the words “Muslim Chutor Mistri”;
(f) in serial 10, for the word “Dafadar”, substitute the words “Muslim Dafadar”;
(g) in serial 11, for the word “Dhukre”, substitute the words “Dhukre (Muslim)”;
(h) in serial 14, for the word “Gayen”, substitute the words “Gayen (Muslim)”;
(i) in serial 15, for the word “Ghosi”, substitute the words “Ghosi (Muslim)”;
(j) in serial 16, for the word “Hajjam”, substitute the words “Hajjam (Muslim)”;
(k) in serial 18, for the word “Jamadar”, substitute the words “Muslim Jamadar”;
(l) in serial 20, for the word “Kalander”, substitute the words “Muslim Kalander”;
(m) in serial 21, for the word “Kan”, substitute the words “Kan (Muslim)”;
(n) in serial 24, for the work “Laskar”, substitute the words “Muslim Laskar”;
(o) in serial 25, for the word “Mahaldar”, substitute the words “Mahaldar (Muslim)”;
(p) in serial 30, for the word “Molla”, substitute the words “Muslim Molla”;
(q) in serial 40, for the word “Nehariya”, substitute the words “Muslim Nehariya”;
(r) in serial 41, the word “Nikari”, substitute the words “Nikari (Muslim)’;
(s) in serial 43, for the word “Penchi”, substitute the words “Muslim Penchi”;
(t) in serial 44, for the word “Rajmistr”, substitute the words “Muslim Rajmistri”;
(u) in serial 46, for the word “Sardar”, substitute the words “Muslim Sardar”;
(v) in serial 49, for the word “Tutia”, substitute the words “Tutia (Muslim)”;
(w) after serial 65, insert the following serials:

“66. Sekh/Seikh
67. Bayen (Muslim)
68. Bhuiya/Bhunya (Muslim)
69. Borah/Bara (Muslim)
70. Gorey (Muslim)
71. Hati (Muslim)
72. Jatuya (Muslim)
73. Khondekar/Khonkar (Muslim)
74. Pahar (Muslim)
75. Raptan (Muslim).”,

(2) in the column under the Heading “Backward (Category B)”,-

(a) in serial 16, for the words and brackets “Goala-Gope (Pallav Gope, Ballav Gope, Yadav Gope, Gope, Ahir and Yadav)”, substitute the following words and brackets:-

“Goala, Gope (Pallav Gope, Ballav Gope, Yadav Gope, Gope, Ahir and Yadav)”;

(b) in serial 48, for the word “Yogi-Nath”, substitute the words “Yogi,Nath”;

(c) in serial 49, for the word “Darji/Ostagar/ldrishi”, substitute the words “Muslim Darji/Ostagar/ldrishi”;

(d) in serial 63, for the words and brackets “Kolu Muslim (Shah, Sahaji, Sadhukhan, Mondal)”, substitute the following words and brackets:-

“63. Sadhukhan (Muslim)”;

(e) omit the entry in serial No.72;

(f) in serial 74, for the words and brackets “Shah (Fakir/Shah/Sha/Sahaji)”, substitute the following words and brackets:-

“74. Shah (Shah/Sahaji)”;

(g) after serial 78, insert the following serials:-

“79. Baradi (Muslim)
80. Dalai (Muslim)
81. Hoseni Goyala (Muslim)
82. Khalashi (Muslim)
83. Kichni (Muslim)
84. Mukti/Mufti (Muslim)”.

By order of the Governor,

Pr. Secy. to the Govt. of West Bengal.

No. 2770-BCW dated 29.08.2014, Source