Rohini Commission Submits Report on OBC Sub-categorisation to President

  • 04 Aug 2023

On 31st July, 2023, the Rohini Commission, established to examine the sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs), has submitted its report to President Droupadi Murmu after 13 extensions.

Key Points:

  • Background and Commission's Purpose: The Commission for Other Backward Classes was appointed in October 2017 to examine the sub-categorisation of OBCs.
  • Justice G Rohini, a retired chief justice of the Delhi High Court, leads the commission.
  • Scope of Examination and Recommendations: The commission was tasked with studying the entries in the Central List of OBCs and identifying repetitions, ambiguities, inconsistencies, and errors of spelling or transcription.
  • It aimed to assess the equitable distribution of reservation benefits among OBCs and establish a scientific approach for sub-categorization within OBCs.