Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

Official designations given to various groups indigenous people in India

The Scheduled Caste (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) are officially designated groups of people in India. The terms are recognised in the Constitution of India and the groups are designated in one or other of the categories. For much of the period of British rule in the Indian subcontinent, they were known as the Depressed Classes.

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Union social justice ministry has come out against the Supreme Court order that reservation for SC/ST in jobs and promotions is at the discretion of state..
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