|(i) This order announced a major policy decision.|
|(ii) According to this, the Mandal Commission gave a recommendation for 27 per cent of the government jobs to be reserved for the socially and Economically Backward Classes (SEBC) in India.|
|(iii) SEBC is another name for all those people who belong to castes that are considered backward by the government.|
|(iv) The benefit of job reservation was till then available only to scheduled castes and scheduled tribes.|
|(v) Now a new third category called SEBC was introduced. Only persons who belonged to backward castes were eligible for this quota of 27 per cent government jobs. Others could not compete for these jobs.|
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