Inclusion of Castes in SC List
Rajak [not Rajak (Washerman)] has been specified as a Scheduled Caste in relation to the State of Bihar.
The Government of Madhya Pradesh vide their letter dated 14.07.2006, had recommended notification of Rajak (Dhobi) caste as a Scheduled Caste throughout the State of Madhya Pradesh. The proposal was processed in accordance with the approved modalities. The observations of the Registrar General of India (RGI) in the matter have been communicated to the Government of Madhya Pradesh vide this Ministry`s letter dated 08.03.2007, for appropriate action at their end.
This information was given by the Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Shri P. Balram Naik in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.
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