The West Bengal Cabinet on Tuesday decided to include six more communities in the Backward Classes category, increasing the number from 160 to 166.

"The state cabinet on Tuesday decided to include six more communities under the Backward Classes category," said state Backward Classes Welfare minister Upen Biswas said.

The six communities who would be included in the list were Kalwar, Atta (Muslim), Khansama (Hindu, Muslim and others), Sarala/Sarwala (Muslim), Bagani (Muslim) and Bhandari (Muslim), the minister said.

Announcing another decision of the cabinet, state school education minister Partha Chatterjee said thirteen model schools would come up at different places across the state, for which 350 teaching and non-teaching staff would be recruited.