The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021
Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – Policies and interventions
- Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021 has been passed.
- It seeks to put seven castes under one nomenclature of “Devendrakula Vellalars” with some exceptions for some of the castes in certain districts of Tamil Nadu.
- The castes include Devendrakulathan, Kadaiyan, Kalladi, Kudumban, Pallan, Pannadi and Vathiriyan.
- The change in nomenclature was a long pending demand of the community and did not involve either the deletion or addition of any community in its ambit.