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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

Official designations given to various groups of indigenous people in India


Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes
Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes

The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are officially designated groups of people and among the most disadvantaged socio-economic groups in India. The terms are recognized 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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