OBC Commission’s tenure extended by 6 months

PTI

File Photo: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar briefs the media on cabinet decisions. (PTI Photo)

File Photo: Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar briefs the media on cabinet decisions. (PTI Photo)

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday decided to extend the tenure of the OBC Commission by six months, Union minister Prakash Javadekar said.

He said the panel was tasked to make various recommendations related to Other Backward Classes, but its work was affected due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Among other things, the panel was also mandated to examine the issue of sub-categorisation within the Other Backward Classes.

Now its tenure has been extended till January 31, 2021.