November 2, 2020
TED NewsDesk, New Delhi: In the past few years, the country saw various ups and downs based on caste and religion. In one such issue, the OBC body highly demanded a caste enumeration in the country. The All India Federation of Other Backward Classes Employees’ Welfare Association voiced their concern very often, asking the same from the Centre.
Comprehending the new rule of Puducherry government regarding 10 per cent internal quota for students of government schools in medical registrations along with the Tamil Nadu government introducing 7.5 per cent NEET reservation in medical colleges, the Association questioned the Center’s intention behind not ensuring a definite census. It demanded the government to do so to allow people to avail these reservations.
“We are demanding a caste-wise census,” said G Karunanidhy, AIOBC General Secretary.
” The Supreme Court has sought the government’s response to a PIL seeking enumeration of Dalits and castes bunched under ‘Other Backward Classes’ concerning their social, educational and financial status in Census 2021 to determine the eligibility of a caste for reservation in government jobs and admissions to higher education institutions,” the statement read.
Moreover, they mentioned that SC gave notices to the Home Ministry, the Registrar General and Census Commission and the National Commission for Backward Classes. It also asked for their reactions to the PIL which read that reckoning of the social and financial status of OBC was mandatory to execute reservation in letter and spirit as ideated by the Indian Constitution.
” In a similar plea in the Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court, Judges N Kirubakaran and B Pugazhendhi issued notices to the Centre to respond on conducting OBC enumeration in Census 2021,” they emphasised.
The statement revealed about the letter which National Commission for Backward Classes wrote to Rakesh Bhatnagar, the Vice-chancellor of Banaras Hindu University demanding an explanation for the missing of 203 teaching jobs fixed for OBCs. The Association further outlined the court proceedings in October 2020 regarding the execution of OBC reservation in AIQ seats provided by the states for enrollment in medical institutions.
Highlighting the National Law University admissions, Karunanidhy said that there was zero OBC reservation in NLU.
“Despite clear directives and warnings by NCBC to all VCs of NLUs in response to a complaint given in 2019 that NLUs are not implementing 27 per cent reservation for OBCs, still, the NLUs are defiant and unless strict action is taken against erring officials there seems to be no light for the OBCs,” added the statement.
The general secretary in the statement marked SC’s rejection over the demand of 50 per cent reservation for OBCs in medical institutions.
The Association included UCO bank that was an example of irregular reservation until its rectification very recently.
Sources: Edex Live