Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Commission for Backward Classes started its functioning from Saturday.The Chairperson of the Commission Justice (Retd.) Sri Raghunath Biswal and other members Dr. Navaneeta Rath, Dr. Ms Mitali Chinara and Dr. Prasanna Kumar Patra took over their charges with effect from January 2nd.
The Commission will take steps, undertake a survey of the Social and Educational conditions of the people belonging to the Backward Classes in Odisha which will remove the historic injustice against social and educational deprivation of various communities of the state.
The Commission will also hear other problems concerning the interest and welfare of the backward classes. By functioning of the Commission, a long pending demand of the backward classes of the State of Odisha has been fulfilled.
During assumption of charges of the Hon’ble Chairperson and other members of the Odisha State Commission for Backward Classes (OSCBC), Sri. Jaganath Saraka, Hon’ble Minister of State, ST & SC Dev., M&BCW Department, Principal Secretary, Ranjana Chopra and other officers of the Department were present.