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.
It is a historic day for the people of Odisha, especially those who have been neglected, Food Supply and Consumer Welfare Minister Ranendra Pratap Swain said.
BJP alleged that the BJD government is not implementing the report under the plea that the Orissa High Court struck down the State government order as the quota limit is crossing the 50 pc ceiling.
The MPs said due to lack of data and ceiling of 50 pc reservation policy, provisions made by different states to do justice to the SEBC/OBCs have been struck down by different courts.
The Odisha government had maintained that no formal census including caste details of the population has been undertaken since 1931.
Maharashtra directs MPSC to complete recruitment with EWS/general category option for SEBC candidates
The issue of MPSC recruitment came on the anvil following suicide by a 24-year-old aspirant in Pune over the delay in conducting the final job interview.