Centre to write to political parties over caste Census: Pranab

Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee Saturday said the Centre would be writing to all political parties seeking their view on inclusion of caste category in the Census.

Last Updated: Jul 03, 2010, 12:29 PM IST

Chennai: Union Finance Minister Pranab
Mukherjee Saturday said the Centre would be writing to all
political parties seeking their view on inclusion of caste
category in the Census.

After meeting Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M Karunanidhi at
his residence here, Mukherjee told reporters that he had
apprised the DMK leader of the deliberations of the Group of
Ministers meeting on the inclusion of caste in the exercise.

"The Group of Ministers will meet further to take a
decision on the issue," he said.

On the direct taxes reforms, Mukherjee said all the
states had been informed about tax reforms, goods and services
tax and direct tax code.

The states have to work in close coordination with Centre
in finalising and implementing the reforms, he said.

PTI