Caste-based census official demand: NCBC chief

National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) Chairman Dr Bhagwan Lal Sahni on Friday stated caste-based census is a official demand and it could help make higher insurance policies.

Sahni stated a number of organisations have met him with this demand and he has apprised the authorities involved of the matter.

It is for the federal government to behave now, he advised reporters in Patna.

“Caste census will certainly help policymakers frame targeted welfare policies for backward castes…. I personally feel that if it is done, it will be easy for the government to know how many people belong to which caste and what should be done for them”, Sahni stated.

In caste-based census, particulars of Other Backward Class (OBC) folks can be taken in addition to these of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes.

Several political events have began demanding caste-wise enumeration of the nation’s inhabitants, Sahni stated.

Quite a lot of political events have raised the demand for such a census forward of meeting elections due subsequent 12 months in numerous states together with Uttar Pradesh.

The solely caste-based census within the nation had been performed method again in 1931.