Parliament passes Bill to amend list of Scheduled Castes for Odisha and Puducherry

  • The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2017 was passed by Parliament.
  • The Bill amends the Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950 and the Constitution (Pondicherry) Scheduled Castes Order, 1964.
  • The Bill includes some castes, Sualgiri, Swalgiri as synonyms to the Sabakhia caste in the list of SCs for the state of Odisha.
  • Further, since a central law has modified the name of ‘Pondicherry’ to ‘Puducherry’, the Bill incorporates this change into the Order.


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