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Haryana urges Centre to include 5 castes in OBC list

Publish Date: 15 Dec 2012, 01:38 PM
Last Updated: 15 Dec 2012, 01:38 PM
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 Haryana asks Centre to expand OBC list
Haryana asks Centre to expand OBC list

Chandigarh: The Haryana Government on Friday asked the Centre to include five castes in the category of Other Back Classes to allow them the benefit of reservation in Central government jobs.

Haryana has asked the Centre to include Jat, Jat Sikh, Bishnoi, Ror and Tyagi castes in the Central List of Haryana State as Other Back Classes (Special Backward Classes).

The request was made in a written communication sent to the Secretary of the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Anil Goswani by the Haryana Chief Secretary P K Chaudhary, an official release said in Haryana on Friday.

The letter has been sent following the recommendation made by the Haryana Backward Classes Commission two days ago for providing reservation to members of the five communities, the release said.

The communication said, "Haryana Council of Ministers in its meeting held on December 12, while accepting the recommendations of the Haryana Backward Classes Commission, decided that the recommendations of the Commission regarding inclusion of the Jat, Jat Sikh, Bishnoi, Ror and Tyagi castes in the Central List of Haryana State may be taken up with the Centre immediately so that they can get the benefit of reservation etc. in the jobs of Government of India."

The state government has also enclosed a copy of the report of Haryana Backward Classes Commission dated December 12, for ready reference in its communication to the Centre. The CS said also said, "Government of Haryana vide its notification dated April 8, 2011 had reconstituted the Haryana Backward Classes Commission. The terms of reference of this Commission were to entertain, examine and recommend request for inclusion, and hear complaints of over-inclusion and under inclusion in the list of Backward Classes."

The Haryana Backward Classes Commission headed by Justice K C Gupta (retd) recommended, "(i)The State Government may notify the communities of Jat, Jat Sikh, Bishnoi, Ror and Tyagi as Other Backward Classes (Special Backward Classes) and provide 10 percent reservation to the said communities in exclusion to the communities already notified as Backward Classes.

The said communities shall not be included in the 27 percent reservation provided to the Backward Classes and shall not claim any share in the existing reservation for the Backward Classes. So, the reservation shall be mutually exclusive, the Commission had said.

(Agencies)

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