Union Cabinet approved setting up of Panagariya Committtee to classify Caste Census data, 2011

The expert group will be serviced by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Welfare.

Created On: Jul 17, 2015 14:14 IST

The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi on 16 July 2015 gave its approval to set up an expert group to classify the Caste names returned in the Socio Economic and Caste Census (SECC), 2011.

The expert group will be chaired Arvind Panagariya, Vice-Chairperson of NITI Aayog and will be serviced by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Welfare.

As per the released SECC data on 3 July 2015, there are about 46 lakh Caste/Sub Caste names/ synonyms/surnames/ clan/gothra names. The caste census was the first since 1932.

The approval was given in lieu of the failure of the states in consolidating different categories and is in line with the one taken by the UPA government on 19 May 2011.

The SECC was conducted by the respective State/UT Governments. The field survey on economic data has since been completed and the socio economic data relating to rural areas has been released by the Ministry of Rural Development (MoRD). The work on urban data is under progress.

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