As per the Act, every State or Union territory may, by law, prepare and maintain, for its own purposes, a list of socially and educationally backward classes.
BJP chief JP Nadda on Wednesday held a felicitation of ministers inducted in the Union Cabinet from OBC backgrounds.
PM Narendra Modi said that it underscores his government's commitment to ensuring dignity, opportunity and justice to the marginalised sections.
Lok Sabha passes key bill to restore states' power to make their own OBC lists; parties pitch for Caste census
Centre said there is a need for careful examination of the demand made by several Lok Sabha members for increasing the cap of reservation beyond 50 per cent as constitutional issues are involved.
Being a Constitution amendment Bill, it requires order in the House as well as two-thirds of the members present voting in its favour.
The discussion on the Constitution (123rd Amendment) Bill 2017 had an abrupt end due to heated exchanges between union minister Giriraj Singh and TMC member Kalyan Banerjee.