New Delhi, February 18, 2021: The Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment on February 15 2021, said that the reports appearing in media about the delisting of Devendra Kula Vellalar community from SC soon are completely misinformed.
The Ministry has clarified that the news is misleading and does not reflect the actual position. It has stated that the Cabinet has approved for categorizing (7) SC communities into Devendra Kula Vellalar which would also be a part of the Scheduled Castes list of Tamil Nadu. Therefore, the statement that they will be delisted from SCs and would be made OBCs is completely incorrect and it may be clarified that the statement does not reflect the correct position.
The Ministry has further clarified that a Bill for categorizing (7) SC communities into Devendra Kula Vellalar under SC list to Tamil Nadu is already introduced in the Lok Sabha.