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1st meeting on GoM on caste-based census likely on July 1

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 00:13

New Delhi: The first meeting of the Group
of Ministers on inclusion of caste categories in the census is
likely to be held on July 1.

The GoM headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, has
as its members Union Law Minister M Veerappa Moily, HRD
Minister Kapil Sibal, New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq
Abdullah, Urban Housing Development Minister S Jaipal Reddy
and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said the government was
yet to take a view on inclusion of caste category in census.

However, the government is likely to come out with its
stand on the issue in the coming monsoon session of Parliament
next month.


First Published: Tuesday, June 29, 2010 - 00:13
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