The government of India had appointed the Second Backward Classes Commission in
1979. It was headed by B.P. Mandal.
(ii) Hence, it was popularly called the Mandal Commission.
(iii) It was asked to determine the criteria to identify
the socially and educationally backward classes in India and recommend steps to
be taken for their advancement.
(iv) The Commission gave a report in 1980 and made many
One of these was that 27 per cent of the government jobs
to be reserved for the socially and economically backward classes.
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