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Odisha Cabinet passed a unanimous resolution for Socio-Economic Caste Enumeration General Census.

Bhubaneswar:11/1/20: The State Cabinet today passed a unanimous resolution demanding a Socio-Economic Caste Enumeration be conducted simultaneously along with the General Census.

Speaking to media persons, Law Minister Pratap Jena said the Cabinet during its meeting held today has unanimously resolved that a Socio-Economic Caste Enumeration be conducted simultaneously along with the General Census, either by inserting suitable columns in the census format or by prescribing a separate format for a simultaneous enumeration of Socially and Educationally Backward Classes and Other Backward Classes/Castes.

 “As we are commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, this will be a fitting tribute to his idea of India guided by his Talisman in which the welfare of the poorest and the weakest becomes the core objective of the state,” he added.

The Cabinet also resolved to impress upon the Central government to ensure that these enumeration details are published without any delay.

“This shall enable the State government to accelerate the pace of development of these communities leading to inclusive growth with greater momentum. As we are commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi’s birthday, this will be a fitting tribute to his idea of India guided by his talisman in which the welfare of the poorest and the weakest becomes the core objective of the State,” Jena said.

While Odisha has made appreciable progress in improving the Human Development indicators of these sections of society, especially during the last two decades, there is a need to further accelerate this process of inclusive growth and transformation. In this context the Cabinet observed that no formal census including the caste details of the population has been done since 1931, he pointed out.

Unavailability of reliable and authentic data about the exact numbers of the Socially and Educationally Backward Classes and Other Backward Classes/Castes, geographical areas of their spread and density has been a huge challenge in ensuring focussed and outcome specific planning. The necessity of having such data was well appreciated by the Government of India as evident from the Socio-Economic Caste Census of 2011, the Law Minister added.

The Cabinet also took note of the fact that in the proposed formats for 2021 census, there is no provision to capture the details of the SEBC and OBC despite having done such exercise in 2011.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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