Logo


Backward classes panel wants quotas for non-income tax payers

The chairman of the National Commission for Economically Backward Classes, which gave its report this week after working on it for four years, has said EBCs, who number about 50-60 million, deserve the same concessions as given to scheduled castes and tribes. Speaking to Business Standard from Bhopal, Major General (retd) S R Sinho, the chairman, said: “Welfare measures are a must for the EBC. Whatever is provided for SC/STs should be provided to the EBC, too.’’ The commission has included all those not paying income tax — it applies for earnings above Rs 16,000 a ...