The Central Government provides 27% reservation for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in Central Government services and Central Educational Institutions.
The Government notified castes/communities in the Central List of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for different States/Union Territories after examining the advices tendered by the National Commission for Backward Classes under Section 9(1) of the NCBC Act, 1993. Inclusion of castes/communities in the Central List of OBCs is a continuous process. The NCBC tender advice to the Central Government to this effect from time to time. Till date 2403 entries (by way of castes, their synonyms, sub castes etc.) have been notified in the Central List of Other Backward Classes for different States/Union Territories.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri Krishan Pal Gurjar in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha here today.