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Ambasankar Commission and Backward Classes

P. Radhakrishnan
Economic and Political Weekly
Vol. 24, No. 23 (Jun. 10, 1989), pp. 1265+1267-1268
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Abstract

Under mounting pressures from the Vanniyars, the DMK ministry in Tamil Nadu announced in March the introduction of compartmental reservations by setting aside, out of the overall 50 per cent reservations, 20 per cent for the most backward classes and denotified communities. This announcement and the tabling of the Ambasankar Commission's report in the state assembly suggest that there is some hope for the real backward classes in the state.

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