Q: 41 (SCRA/2010)

Consider the following statements
1. The Constitution and polity in India are based on the fundamental principle of equality and non-discrimination between citizens on grounds of caste, etc.
2. The purpose of reservation for Scheduled Castes was ‘for transcending caste and for perpetuating it’.
3. The Constitution provides for special provisions for socially and educationally backward classes but the term OBC (Other Backward Castes) is not mentioned in the Constitution.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct ?