Puducherry | The National Commission for Backward Classes observed there was need for further categorisation in Central OBC list into those of extremely backward, more backwards, and backward classes in proportion to their population.
“This categorisation would help minimise injustice faced by the OBCs,” Commission Chairman Justice V Eshwaraiah told reporters after holding a public hearing with delegates of 10 castes and communities seeking inclusion in the central backward class list.
“Time has come for public to come up with representations to delete or exclude some of the advanced communities who are taking away the benefits of MBCs,” Eswaraiah said.
“Advanced communities within the OBCs are taking away the benefits of MBCs and the MBCs are therefore not getting justice,” he said.
He said categorisation in Central OBC list as to who are extremely backward, more backward, and backward is required to be made in proportion to the population.
The Chairman said the socio economic caste census should be published.
He said the Commission had asked for the views of states on berthing orphaned children in the OBC list.
“Such new avenues such as orphans and trans-genders should be taken care of as they also need affirmative policy and reservation,” he said.
“Some states like Tamil Nadu had provided reservation for orphans in the state list. Similarly, Telangana had also included the orphans recently in the state list of OBC,” he said.
The Commission had placed several recommendations to the Centre including empowerment of the Commission on par with the Commissions for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes so that “we can implement, oversee and consider the grievances and complaints for implementation of 27 per cent reservation,” he said.
The Commission had held public hearings in 19 States so far, he said.
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