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The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021

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  • April 10, 2021
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The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2021

Part of: GS Prelims and GS – II – Policies and interventions 

In news

  • 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.

Key takeaways 

  • 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.

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