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Andhra Pradesh sets up separate bodies for each backward class

Date: 20 October 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous


The Andhra Pradesh government has set up separate corporations for 56 major castes under the Backward Classes category.



During Y S Jagan Mohan Reddy’s padayatra before the elections, he received several complaints from people belonging to several backward castes that benefits and schemes of the government were not reaching them properly. 



  • The government will set up separate corporations for BC castes which have a population of more than 30,000 so that each corporation can micro manage a particular caste’s people and their needs.

  • These corporations will receive funding from the government which will be used to deliver government’s schemes and benefits to the beneficiaries.

  • This is the first time that separate corporations have been set up for various sub-castes under Backward Classes.

  • Earlier, a BC Welfare Corporation catered to the needs of all the 139 sub-castes listed under the Backward Classes. There were separate caste-based cooperative federations. 

  • The setting up of the corporations fulfils the poll promise as well as empowers backward classes leaders by appointing one chairperson and 12 directors to each corporation.

  • The chairperson and 12 directors would each represent the 13 districts in the state whose job is to identify the eligible beneficiaries of a particular sub-caste under a corporation and ensure that the welfare is directed at them.

  • According to recent government surveys, about 49.55 percent of the population comes under Backward Classes in Andhra. There are 139 sub-castes covering a range of communities which are divided into A, B, C, D, and E categories.