Entry from British & World English dictionary
Definition of backward classes in English:
The members of a caste or community who are recommended for special help in education and employment.
- It has now promised to work with the government to improve employment opportunities for the backward classes.
- Third, the Commission also studied the lists prepared by various State governments of backward classes in their States.
- It had a long history of affirmative action intended to make available real opportunity to socially backward classes.
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