Kerala includes Nadar Christian community in Socially and Educationally Backward category

Pinarayi Vijayan
Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala government on Wednesday decided to include the Christian Nadar community in the state, except the South Indian United Church (SIUC), in the Socially and Educationally Backward Communities' List.

A cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, gave the nod to include the community in the SEBC category which would be beneficial for its members in entrance examinations and in the admission to higher education courses.

All the departments concerned, including the Backward Community Development and Higher Education, would be directed to issue necessary orders in this regard and implement it at the earliest, a government statement said here.

The Chief Secretary would oversee the timely completion of the procedures, it said.

The government had already included the community in the OBC list, providing them job reservation.

The SIUC Christian is already included in the SEBC category and it has been a long pending demand of the other Nadar Christian community to be part of it.

(With inputs from PTI)

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