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Other Backward Classes of West Bengal

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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:-

Sl. MORE BACKWARD (Category-A) Sl. BACKWARD (Category-B)
1. Abdal 1. Baishya Kapali
2. Baidya Muslim 2. Bansi-Barman
3. Basni/ Bosni 3. Barujibi, Barui
4. Beldar Muslim 4. Betkar (Bentkar)
5. Bepari/ Byapari Muslim 5. Bhar
6. Bhatia Muslim 6. Bharbhuja
7. Bhatiyara 7. Bhujel
8. Chowduli 8. Bungchheng
9. Chutor Mistri 9. Chasatti (Chasa)
10. Dafadar 10. Chitrakar
11. Dhukre 11. Christians converted from Scheduled Castes
12. Dhunia 12. Devanga
13. Fakir/ Sain 13. Dewan
14. Gayen 14. Dhimal
15. Ghosi 15. Gangot
16. Hajjam 16. Goala-Gope (Pallav Gope, Ballav Gope, Yadav Gope, Gope, Ahir and Yadav.)
17. Hawari 17. Hele/ Halia/ Chasi-Kalibartta
18. Jamadar 18. Kahar
19. Jolah (Ansari- Momin) 19. Kansari
20. Kalander 20. Kapali
21. Kan 21. Karani
22. Kasai 22. Karmakar
23. Khotta Muslim 23. Keori/ Koiri
24. Laskar 24. Khen
25. Mahaldar 25. Kumbhakar, Kumar
26. Majhi/ Patni Muslim 26. Kurmi
27. Mal Muslim 27. Malakar
28. Mallick 28. Mangar
29. Midde 29. Moira-Modak (Halwai)
30. Molla 30. Nagar
31. Muchi/ Chamar Muslim 31. Napit
32. Muslim Barujibi/ Barui 32. Nembang
33. Muslim Biswas 33. Newar
34. Muslim Haldar 34. Rai (including Chamling)
35. Muslim Mali 35. Raju
36. Muslim Mandal 36. Sampang
37. Muslim Piyada 37. Sarak
38. Muslim Sanpui/ Sapui 38. Satchasi
39. Nashya-Sekh 39. Shankakar
40. Nehariya 40. Sunuwar
41. Nikari 41. Sutradhar
42. Patidar 42. Swarnakar
43. Penchi 43. Tamboli/ Tamali
44. Rajmistri 44. Tanti, Tantubaya
45. Rayeen/ Kunjra 45. Teli, Kolu
46. Sardar 46. Thami
47. Shersabadia 47. Turha
48. Siuli (Muslim) 48. Yogi-Nath
49. Tutia 49. Darji/ Ostagar/ Idrishi
50. Dhanuk 50. Dhali (Muslim)
51. Jogi 51. Pahadia-Muslim
52. Khandait 52. Tal-Pakha Benia
53. Kosta/ Kostha
54. Lakhera/ Laahera
55. Roniwar
56. 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, Source