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Mandal Commission on Census UPSC NOTE

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Mandal Commission

  • The Mandal Commission, which was appointed by the Government of India in 1979.

  • To identify the socially and educationally backward classes of India.

  • The commission was headed by B. P. Mandal and submitted its report in 1980.

  • The Mandal Commission estimated that 52% of the total population of India ,excluding SCs and STs.

  • Commission identified 3,743 different castes and communities, were 'backward'. 

  • The commission recommended that 27% of government jobs be reserved for OBCs

  • The Mandal Commission's recommendations were implemented in 1990.

  • The Mandal Commission's report did not include caste-wise population data.

  • The Indian census does not collect data on caste. 

  • Instead, the commission used 1931 census data to calculate the number of OBCs. 

  • This has led to some criticism, as the OBC population grown significantly since 1931.


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