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Other Backward Classes in West Bengal

List of OBCs in West Bengal

OBC persons falling under ‘Creamy Layer’ are excluded from the provision of reservation. In case of admission to educational courses, 7% reservation has been provided in respect of admission to Primary, Secondary, and Higher Secondary courses. No reservation for OBC in higher education has yet been introduced here.

Updated November 2019

SLMore Backward (Category A)SLBackward (Category B)
1Abdal (Muslim)1Adaldar (Muslim)
2Atta (Muslim)2Akunji/Akan/Akhan (Muslim)
3Baidya Muslim3Bag (Muslim)
4Basni/ Bosni (Muslim)4Bagani (Muslim)
5Bayen (Muslim)5Baishya Kapali
6Beldar Muslim6Bansi Barman
7Bepari /Byapari Muslim7Baradi (Muslim)
8Bhangi (Muslim)8Barujibi, Barui
9Bhatia Muslim9Betkar (Bentkar)
10Bhuiya/Bhunya (Muslim)10Bhandari (Muslim)
11Borah /Bara /Bora (Muslim)11Bhar
12Chowduli (Muslim)12Bharbhuja
13Dhanuk13Bhujel
14Dhatri/Dai/Dhaity (Muslim)14Bungchheng
15Dhukre (Muslim)15Chaprashi (Muslim)
16Dhunia16Chasatti (Chasa)
17Fakir, Sain17Chitrakar
18Gayen (Muslim)18Scheduled Castes converts to Christianity and their progeny
19Gharami (Muslim)19Churihar
20Ghorkhan20Dalai (Muslim)
21Ghosi (Muslim)21Daptari (Muslim)
22Goldar/Golder (Muslim)22Devanga
23Gorey (Muslim)23Dewan
24Hajjam (Muslim)24Dewan (Muslim)
25Halsana (Muslim)25Dhabak (Muslim)
26Hati (Muslim)26Dhali (Muslim)
27Hawaikar (Muslim)27Dhimal
28Hawari28Gangot
29Jatuya (Muslim)29Gavara
30Jogi30Gazi (Muslim), Par (Muslim)
31Jolah (Ansari-Momin)31Goala, Gope (Pallav Gope, Ballav Gope, Yadav Gope, Gope, Ahir and Yadav)
32Kalwar32Gurung
33Kan (Muslim)33Hele /Halia /Chasi-Kaibartta /Das Kaibartta
34Kasai34Hoseni Goyala (Muslim)
35Kayal (Muslim)35Kahar
36Khajonkriya /Khajankriya (Muslim)36Kalal/Iraqi
37Khandait37Kansari
38Khansama38Kapali
39Khondekar/Khonkar (Muslim)39Karani
40Khotta Muslim40Karmakar
41Kosta /Kostha41Katha (Muslim)
42Lakhera /Laahera42Kazi/Kaji/Quazi/Quaji (Muslim)
43Mahaldar (Muslim)43Keori /Koiri
44Mai Muslim44Khalashi (Muslim)
45Majhi/ Patni Muslim45Khan (Muslim)
46Mallick46Khen (Non Bania category)
47Midde47Kichni (Muslim)
48Muchi/ Chamar Muslim48Kotal (Muslim)
49Muslim Barujibi/ Barui49Kumbhakar, Kumar
50Muslim Bhatiyara50Kurmi
51Muslim Biswas51Majhi
52Muslim Chutor Mistri52Malakar
53Muslim Dafadar53Malita/Malitha/Malitya (Muslim)
54Muslim Haidar54Mangar
55Muslim Jamadar55Mistri (Muslim)
56Muslim Kalander56Moira (Halwai), Modak (Halwai)
57Muslim Laskar57Mouli (Muslim)
58Muslim Mali, Faraji (Muslim)58Mudi/ Mehedi (Muslim)
59Muslim Mandal59Mukti/ Mufti (Muslim)
60Muslim Molla60Muslim Darji /Ostagar /Idrishi
61Muslim Nehariya61Nagar
62Muslim Penchi62Napit
63Muslim Piyada63Nembang
64Muslim Rajmistri64Newar
65Muslim Sanpui/Sapui65Pahadia Muslim
66Muslim Sardar66Paik (Muslim)
67Naiya (Muslim)67Pailan (Muslim)
68Nashya-Sekh68Purkait (Muslim)
69Nikari (Muslim)69Rai (including Chamling)
70Pahar (Muslim)70Raju
71Patidar71Sadhukhan (Muslim)
72Raptan (Muslim)72Sahana (Muslim)
73Rayeen (Kunjra)73Sampang
74Roniwar74Sana (Muslim)
75Sekh/Seikh75Sarak
76Shershabadia76Sarala/Sarwala (Muslim)
77Shikari/ Sikari (Muslim)77Sareng (Muslim)
78Siuli (Muslim)78Sarkar (Muslim)
79Sukli79Satchasi
80Tutia (Muslim)80Sepai (Muslim)
 81Hazari (Muslim)81Shah (Shah/ Sahaji)
  82Shankakar
  83Sunuwar
  84Sutradhar
  85Swarnakar
  86Tal-Pakha Benia
  87Tamboli/ Tamali
  88Tanti, Tantubaya
  89Tarafdar (Muslim)
  90Teli, Kolu
  91Thami
  92Turha
  93Yogi, Nath
  94Gurung
  95Layek (Muslim)
  96Khas
  96Shikder/Shikdar/Sikder/Sikdar (Muslim)

REF: West Bengal Backward Classes (Other than Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) (Reservation of Vacancies in Services and Posts) Act.

West Bengal Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Reservation of Vacancies in Services and Posts) Rules, 1976.

There is no Act to guide the principles of reservation for OBCs. Notification No. 347-TW / EC dated 13-07-1994 was the first Notification to introduce the matter of reservation for OBCs in services and posts under State Govt. control. 5% posts were reserved then for OBC. This has been increased to 7% and presently 7% posts are reserved for OBCs.

Covering all reservation quotas for SC, ST, & OBC, one 100 point roster has been prescribed which is used to ensure reservation of services and posts for SC, ST & OBC in West Bengal.

For reservation in promotion in respect of OBCs, 50 point roster is not required to be maintained for OBCs.


List of OBCs in West Bengal

OBC list West Bengal 2019

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