List of Other Backward Classes in West Bengal

Government has decided to categorise the backward classes into two categories depending on their relative backwardness and make separate provisions for reservation in services and posts

SlMore Backward (Category A)SlBackward (Category B)
1Abdal (Muslim)1Adaldar (Muslim)
2Atta (Muslim)2Akunji/ Akan/ Akhan (Muslim)
3Baidya Muslim3Bag (Muslim)
4Basni/ Bosni (Muslim)4Bagani (Muslim)
5Bayen (Muslim)5Baishya Kapali
6Beldar Muslim6Bansi Barman
7Bepari/ Byapari Muslim7Baradi (Muslim)
8Bhangi (Muslim)8Barujibi, Barui
9Bhatia Muslim9Betkar (Bentkar)
10Bhuiya/ Bhunya (Muslim)10Bhandari (Muslim)
11Borah/ Bara/ Bora (Muslim)11Bhar
12Chowduli (Muslim)12Bharbhuja
13Dhanuk13Bhujel
14Dhatri/ Dai/ Dhaity (Muslim)14Bungchheng
15Dhukre (Muslim)15Chaprashi (Muslim)
16Dhunia16Chasatti (Chasa)
17Fakir, Sain17Chitrakar
18Gayen (Muslim)18Scheduled Castes converts to Christianity and their progeny
19Gharami (Muslim)19Churihar
20Ghorkhan20Dalai (Muslim)
21Ghosi (Muslim)21Daptari (Muslim)
22Goldar/ Golder (Muslim)22Devanga
23Gorey (Muslim)23Dewan
24Hajjam (Muslim)24Dewan (Muslim)
25Halsana (Muslim)25Dhabak (Muslim)
26Hati (Muslim)26Dhali (Muslim)
27Hawaikar (Muslim)27Dhimal
28Hawari28Gangot
29Jatuya (Muslim)29Gavara
30Jogi30Gazi (Muslim), Par (Muslim)
31Jolah (Ansari-Momin)31Goala, Gope (Pallav Gope, Ballav Gope, Yadav Gope, Gope, Ahir and Yadav)
32Kalwar32Gurung
33Kan (Muslim)33Hele/ Halia/ Chasi-Kaibartta/ Das Kaibartta
34Kasai34Hoseni Goyala (Muslim)
35Kayal (Muslim)35Kahar
36Khajonkriya/ Khajankriya (Muslim)36Kalal/ Iraqi
37Khandait37Kansari
38Khansama38Kapali
39Khondekar/Khonkar (Muslim)39Karani
40Khotta Muslim40Karmakar
41Kosta/ Kostha41Katha (Muslim)
42Lakhera/ Laahera42Kazi/ Kaji/ Quazi/ Quaji (Muslim)
43Mahaldar (Muslim)43Keori/ Koiri
44Mai Muslim44Khalashi (Muslim)
45Majhi/ Patni Muslim45Khan (Muslim)
46Mallick46Khen (Non Bania category)
47Midde47Kichni (Muslim)
48Muchi/ Chamar Muslim48Kotal (Muslim)
49Muslim Barujibi/ Barui49Kumbhakar, Kumar
50Muslim Bhatiyara50Kurmi
51Muslim Biswas51Majhi
52Muslim Chutor Mistri52Malakar
53Muslim Dafadar53Malita/ Malitha/ Malitya (Muslim)
54Muslim Haidar54Mangar
55Muslim Jamadar55Mistri (Muslim)
56Muslim Kalander56Moira (Halwai), Modak (Halwai)
57Muslim Laskar57Mouli (Muslim)
58Muslim Mali, Faraji (Muslim)58Mudi/ Mehedi (Muslim)
59Muslim Mandal59Mukti/ Mufti (Muslim)
60Muslim Molla60Muslim Darji/ Ostagar/ Idrishi
61Muslim Nehariya61Nagar
62Muslim Penchi62Napit
63Muslim Piyada63Nembang
64Muslim Rajmistri64Newar
65Muslim Sanpui/Sapui65Pahadia Muslim
66Muslim Sardar66Paik (Muslim)
67Naiya (Muslim)67Pailan (Muslim)
68Nashya-Sekh68Purkait (Muslim)
69Nikari (Muslim)69Rai (including Chamling)
70Pahar (Muslim)70Raju
71Patidar71Sadhukhan (Muslim)
72Raptan (Muslim)72Sahana (Muslim)
73Rayeen (Kunjra)73Sampang
74Roniwar74Sana (Muslim)
75Sekh/Seikh75Sarak
76Shershabadia76Sarala/ Sarwala (Muslim)
77Shikari/ Sikari (Muslim)77Sareng (Muslim)
78Siuli (Muslim)78Sarkar (Muslim)
79Sukli79Satchasi
80Tutia (Muslim)80Sepai (Muslim)
81 Hazari (Muslim)81Shah (Shah/ Sahaji)
82Shankakar
83Sunuwar
84Sutradhar
85Swarnakar
86Tal-Pakha Benia
87Tamboli/ Tamali
88Tanti, Tantubaya
89Tarafdar (Muslim)
90Teli, Kolu
91Thami
92Turha
93Yogi, Nath
94Gurung
95Layek (Muslim)
96Khas
97Shikder/ Shikdar/ Sikder/ Sikdar (Muslim)
98Chowdhury/ Chowdhuri (Muslim)
99Bairagi/ Baishnab

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