Pranab Mukherjee to head GoM on caste census
Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee will head the Group of Ministers (GoM) that will examine the modalities of enumeration of caste in Census 2011. The GoM was constituted on June 4, nine days after the Union Cabinet took a decision to do so.
The other ten members of the GoM are the representatives of all the Congress’ partners in the United Progressive Alliance (UPA): Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar, Defence Minister A.K. Antony, Home Minister P. Chidambaram, Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee, Law Minister M. Veerappa Moily, Renewable Energy Minister Farooq Abdullah, Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal, Social Justice Minister Mukul Wasnik and Minister of State for Minority Affairs Salman Khurshid.