After inclusion in the Other Backward Class (OBC) list, Christian converts from Nadar have also been included in the Socially and Educationally Backward Communities (SEBC) list in the State. Kerala Cabinet decided in the weekly meeting.
Earlier, Left Democratic Front led Kerala Government included the Christian Nadar in the OBC list for reservation in Government jobs. Nadar from SIUC (South Indian United Church) and Latin Catholics also came under the reservation as per a separate list. The remaining members of the Christian Nadar community from Malankara, Lutheran and Marthoma churches had also been brought under the OBC category.
After the inclusion of the South Indian United Church (SIUC) in the SEBC list, Nadar Christians started pressuring the State Government for their inclusion in the SIUC list. As a result, the Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan decided to include the community in the SEBC category.