Stalin to write to Modi demanding caste based census

Chennai: The DMK government has joined the chorus for caste-wise census along with the national census to fulfil the long-standing demand of various communities.

It also urged for constitutional amendment to provide reservation in private sector against the backdrop of many public sector companies being privatised.

Sources said Chief Minister M K Stalin will soon write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in this regard.

Making a slew of announcements in the Assembly with regard to SC/ST communities, Stalin said that Rs 10 lakh will be awarded as an incentive to panchayats that follow the practice of common crematoriums or graveyards.

According to reports, the caste census was last conducted in 1931, and even the data of Socio-Economic and Caste Census 2011 conducted by the Union government have not been released till date.


NT Bureau