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WB assembly passes WBSC & ST & OBC Dev Fin Corporation Bill

Press Trust of India  |  Kolkata 

The today passed the and and Other Backward Classes Development and Corporation Bill, 2017.

The objective of the bill is to merge the existing and Development and Corporation and the Backward Classes Development and corporation for better functioning and welfare of the scheduled castes, and backward classes of the state.

"This is being done in the public interest to cater to the welfare of the SC, ST and OBC communities from a single window with a view to smooth running of the administration," state Backward Classes Welfare department minister, Churamani Mahato told reporters after the passage of the bill.

When asked whether there will be any job loss as two corporations are being merged, Mahato said, "no one will lose their jobs. The is done for better functioning so there is no question of employees losing their jobs".

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First Published: Fri, August 11 2017. 19:57 IST