Ministers' meet ends without decision on caste census
A Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting on caste-based census today did not take any decision on the issue and decided to meet again soon.delhi Updated: Jul 01, 2010 19:37 IST
A Group of Ministers (GoM) meeting on caste-based census here on Thursday did not take any decision on the issue and decided to meet again soon.
Briefing reporters after the 90-minute meet, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister Kapil Sibal said the panel discussed all the aspects threadbare.
"We have decided we will meet again very soon," Sibal said.
Considering the demand by some political parties that caste should be included in the census, the government had formed the GoM headed by Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee.
Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily, New and Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah, Social Justice and Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik and Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee are the other members of the GoM.