The Centre on Tuesday ordered the Uttar Pradesh government to stop distributing Scheduled Caste certificates to 17 OBCs.
“The state government’s move is not appropriate and unconstitutional,” Tawar Chand GehlotUnion Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment said.
Gehlot asked the state government to serve proper procedures.
Quoting a 2017 investigation of the Allahabad High Court, the UP’s BJP government had bid officials issue SC certificates to OBC castes “after examination and based on documents in accordance with the rules”.
State officials told the government needed the 17 castes in the SC list as these categories are low in social and economic criteria.Share this to your,