Two years ago when the Supreme Court expanded the scope of the right to life (as envisioned in Article 21 of the Constitution) by including transgenders in the OBC category for reservation in jobs and education institutions, it perhaps didn’t expect that the decision would benefit several other neglected sections of the society.

Taking a cue from this verdict, the statutory National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), the sole authority to determine which castes and classes are entitled to reservation, has decided to recommend quota in jobs and educational institutions for orphans


Reservation for Orphans

The panel has sent its recommendation to the Union and state governments so that they can raise objections, if any, and collect data regarding this neglected section.