Which legislation for the first time used the term ‘Scheduled Castes’?

(A) India Councils Act of 1909
(B) Government of India Act, 1919
(C) Government of India Act, 1935
(D) Constitution of Indian Republic

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Correct Answer : Government of India Act, 1935
Question Asked : UGC-NET/JRF Exam, 2018 (History Paper-II)
Explanation : The term Scheduled Castev was coined by the Simon Commission and, though later Gal Act 1935 used this term in Article 309. In our Constitution Article 341 empowers the President of India to notify by an order the Schedules Castes of a state in consultation with the Governor (But not with an administrator of UT).
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