CONTENTS:- Preface; Introduction; Historical and Sociological Perspectives: Caste and Class; Identification of OBCs: Commission; Preferential Discrimination; Welfare Measures for BCs; Backward Classes and Caste Census;
One of the major segment of Indian society is OBCs, which are diverse in nature and constitute approximately half of the Indian Population. Without understanding this section of society and we cannot make progress in the right direction. Indian constitution also provides certain measures to safe guard their interests. Besides, this various programmes and policies have been implemented by the government to uplift their social economic and educational condition. In this direction, UPA government has recently made an attempt to provide reservation in the private sector for disadvantaged, which is in the initial stage.