Other Backward Classes of West Bengal


GOVERNMENT OF WEST BENGAL
BACKWARD CLASSES WELFARE DEPARTMENT
WRITERS’ BUILDINGS, KOLKATA – 700 001

No. 6309-BCW/MR-84/10, Dated: 24.09.2010.

NOTIFICATION

WHEREAS “backward classes” have been defined in clause (a) of section 2 of the West Bengal Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993 (West Ben. Act of 1993) (hereinafter referred to as the said Act), for the purposes of the said Act, to mean such backward classes of citizens other than the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes as may be specified by the State Government in the lists;

AND WHEREAS “lists” have been defined in clause (c) of section 2 of the said Act to mean lists prepared by the Government of West Bengal from time to time for purposes of making provisions for the reservation of appointments or posts in favour of backward classes of citizens which, in the opinion of that Government, are not adequately represented in the services under the Government of West Bengal, local and statutory authorities constituted under any State Act, Corporations in which not less than 51% of the paid up share capital is held by the State Government, Universities ,Colleges affiliated to the Universities, primary, secondary and higher secondary schools and also other educational institutions which are owned or aided by the State Government and also establishments in public sector;

AND WHEREAS the Government of West Bengal has decided to categorise the backward classes included in the lists into two categories depending on their relative backwardness and make separate provisions for reservation in services and posts in favour of the two categories;

AND WHEREAS the Government of West Bengal has conducted a sample survey to ascertain the relative backwardness of the classes included in the lists of backward classes and the reports of the said survey has duly been received;

Now, THEREFORE, in consideration of the report of the survey, the Governor is pleased hereby to categorise the lists of the backward classes notified for the purpose of the said Act into categories as ‘Category-A’ and ‘Category-B’, wherein the Category-A would mean the ‘More Backward’ and the Category-B would mean ‘Backward’ within the ‘backward classes’ and bring the backward classes so far enlisted into the two categories in the following manner:-

MORE BACKWARD (Category-A)BACKWARD (Category-B)
AbdalBaishya Kapali
Baidya MuslimBansi-Barman
Basni/ BosniBarujibi, Barui
Beldar MuslimBetkar (Bentkar)
Bepari/ Byapari MuslimBhar
Bhatia MuslimBharbhuja
BhatiyaraBhujel
ChowduliBungchheng
Chutor MistriChasatti (Chasa)
DafadarChitrakar
DhukreChristians converted from Scheduled Castes
DhuniaDevanga
Fakir/ SainDewan
GayenDhimal
GhosiGangot
HajjamGoala-Gope (Pallav Gope, Ballav Gope, Yadav Gope, Gope, Ahir and Yadav.)
HawariHele/ Halia/ Chasi-Kalibartta
JamadarKahar
Jolah (Ansari- Momin)Kansari
KalanderKapali
KanKarani
KasaiKarmakar
Khotta MuslimKeori/ Koiri
LaskarKhen
MahaldarKumbhakar, Kumar
Majhi/ Patni MuslimKurmi
Mal MuslimMalakar
MallickMangar
MiddeMoira-Modak (Halwai)
MollaNagar
Muchi/ Chamar MuslimNapit
Muslim Barujibi/ BaruiNembang
Muslim BiswasNewar
Muslim HaldarRai (including Chamling)
Muslim MaliRaju
Muslim MandalSampang
Muslim PiyadaSarak
Muslim Sanpui/ SapuiSatchasi
Nashya-SekhShankakar
NehariyaSunuwar
NikariSutradhar
PatidarSwarnakar
PenchiTamboli/ Tamali
RajmistriTanti, Tantubaya
Rayeen/ KunjraTeli, Kolu
SardarThami
ShersabadiaTurha
Siuli (Muslim)Yogi-Nath
TutiaDarji/ Ostagar/ Idrishi
DhanukDhali (Muslim)
JogiPahadia-Muslim
KhandaitTal-Pakha Benia
Kosta/ Kostha
Lakhera/ Laahera
Roniwar
Sukli

The Governor is further pleased to decide that henceforth any class included in the lists of Other Backward Classes in the State of West Bengal shall be added to the Category-A or to the Category-B depending on its degree of backwardness.

By Order of the Governor,

Sd/- SK. NURUL HAQUE
Principal Secretary to the Government of West Bengal

No. 6309-BCW dated 24.09.2010


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