In article 16 (4), mention is made of backward classes and their inadequate representation in services.
Article 46 refers to weaker section of the people in which the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes are included.
The social hierarchy of Indian society operating through several centuries imposed a number of burdens on the so called lower classes including the untouchables.
As a result some classes advanced socially and economically at the cost of lower classes.
Read this speech about the backward classes of India !
A system of social stratification such as the caste rests upon the unequal distribution of power between status groups having definite position in the prestige hierarchy.
In Article 16 (4), mention is made of backward classes and their inadequate representation in service.
The scientific study of Political Science is popularly known as political behaviouralism.
Keeping these points in view, we will examine each category of backward classes like the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes’ composition.
The backward classes constitute a large and mixed category of persons.