India today approved the addition of the caste ‘Adrakhi’ in the Central List of OBCs for the State of Bihar at Entry No. 132. This is based on the recommendation of the National Commission for Backward Classes. Inclusion of the community in the above list will enable it to avail the benefits of reservation in Central Government services and posts as well as in Central education institutions, thus contributing to the goal of equity and inclusiveness.
It is a part of inclusion and amendment of the names of the castes and communities in the Central Lists of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) in respect of Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Rajasthan and the Union Territory of Daman & Diu.