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Telangana govt to take up census for backward classes

News Today 2018-07-28 09:59:46

Hyderabad: A meeting of the Telangana cabinet yesterday decided to take up a census of the backward classes (BC) in the State.

"To take up census of BC population in the state at once," a release from the office of Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao, who chaired the cabinet meeting, said.

A scheme of eye-testing for all the citizens ("Kanti velugu") would be launched across the state on August 15, it added. Special officers would be appointed in place of those heads of gram panchayats, whose term was coming to an end soon, it said.

Land not exceeding one acre would be allotted to all recognised political parties at the rate of Rs 100 per yard for construction of their party offices, the release said, adding that these party offices would be exempted from property tax.

"In accordance with guidelines of earlier governments, land allotment to TRS party in 29 districts for constructing party offices in district headquarters," it said.

In addition to the existing residential schools for the backward classes in the State, 119 new schools, one per Assembly segment, would be established, it added.