As per the Kerala State Commission for Backward Classes Act, 1993, “list” means the list of ‘other backward classes’ declared as such by the Government from time to time for the purpose of making provision for the reservation of appointments or posts in favour of backward classes of citizens which, in the opinion of the Government, are not adequately represented in the services under the Government and any local or other authority within the state or under the control of the Government.

Kerala State & Subordinate Services Rules Part I List III- Other Backward Classes in the Kerala State