No, the people of Buddhism cannot be included in Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. Some time in the Supreme Court, such a case came in which the judge ordered that there is no entry of Buddhism as Adi Dravid in the Scheduled Caste list prescribed under the Constitution. Due to the lack of such notification, people of this community cannot be given SC certificate.
Along with Dalit castes, there are 17 backward castes including Kahar, Kewat, Mallah, Nishad, Kumhar, Kashyap, Bind, Prajapati, Driver. , Bihar, Rajbhar, Dheemar, Batham, Turaha, Manjhi, Fisherman, and Godiya can now get the Scheduled Caste Certificate.
Currently, many people are trying to change their religion due to reservation and many such applications are submitted in different offices but they are rejected. Some also appeal to the court, but this is not according to the constitution. Already some articles have been set in the constitution which lists all the castes which have been included in this list based on appropriate criteria.
Joining the list of Scheduled Castes and Tribes is not just for government jobs or other facilities but it is a provision made by the framers of the Constitution to provide justice to the backward classes in the society, and also to them at the social and economic level. Freedom to live a respectful life.
The present situation is getting different and some people are taking the wrong advantage of these facilities, which is completely wrong. While respecting the constitution of the country, the benefit of this provision should be given to those who really need it. Tribes are still living in remote areas far away from society and are probably not even aware of their rights.