Kolkata, Oct 13 (PTI) The West Bengal cabinet today decided to set up a Scheduled Caste advisory council to look into the development of the Scheduled Caste population in the state.

There are 66 Assembly seats in Bengal reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates.

“The council will look into the development of the social, educational, economical and cultural matters of the Scheduled Caste population in the state, and function on the lines of the existing tribal advisory council,” state Education Minister Partha Chatterjee said today.

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