The Union Cabinet meeting has been called through video conferencing on Wednesday amid the ongoing farmer movement in the country. Important issues like agricultural law can be discussed in this meeting. According to sources, the Union Cabinet may also discuss extending the tenure of the Commission on Subclassification of Other Backward Classes (OBC).
In June last year, the Cabinet meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi approved the extension of the Commission’s tenure to six months i.e. 31 January 2021 to examine the issue of subclassification of OBCs. Sources said that the issue of extending the tenure of the Commission is likely to be discussed in the cabinet meeting scheduled on Wednesday.
This commission was formed on 2 October 2017 under Article 340 of the Constitution. Justice (Retd.) G. The commission started work in October 2017 under the chairmanship of Rohini. The Commission is in consultation with all the States / Union Territories and State Backward Classes Commissions sub-categorizing the Other Backward Classes.