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Bihar, WB, Rajasthan, Punjab flout OBC reservation, finds NCBC

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Bihar, WB, Rajasthan, Punjab flout OBC reservation, finds NCBC

The National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) has discovered that 4 Opposition-ruled States of West Bengal, Bihar, Punjab and Rajasthan are flouting reservation norms meant for the Other Backward Classes (OBCs).

As per a report by The Economic Times, a big inhabitants of OBCs are being disadvantaged of reservation advantages in authorities jobs and academic establishments. NCBC has discovered discrepancies within the implementation of reservation coverage throughout area surveys carried out between February-May 2023.

According to it, OBC certificates have been granted to Bangladeshi immigrants and Rohingya Muslims within the State of West Bengal. The Commission additionally discovered that 118 out of 179 castes, which have been given OBC standing, belong to the Muslim neighborhood.

Opposition-ruled states of West Bengal, Rajasthan, Bihar, Punjab are denying reservation advantages to OBCs, finds National Commission for Backward Classes. @NCBC_INDIA says Rohingyas, Bangladeshi immigrants have gotten OBC certificates in Bengal. Read in @ETPolitics…

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While talking concerning the growth, NCBC chief Hansraj Gangaram Ahir famous, “I would like to state the commission has no bias against any community but we asked the state how there is a distinct bias in favour of Muslims.”

He identified that the Commission was advised through the survey that a number of Hindu OBC communities had transformed to Islam. After searching for a written clarification, the West Bengal authorities reportedly claimed that it’s unclear as to how many individuals transformed to Islam.

“It is clear that the state has arbitrarily given non-deserving communities OBC status,” the NCBC chief emphasised.

Flawed reservation coverage in Rajasthan and Punjab

The Commission additionally discovered non-implementation of reservation coverage within the Congress-ruled State of Rajasthan. According to it, seven districts had no people with OBC standing though numerous backward communities had been residing in these areas.

“No caste certificates had been issued. The state was following a flawed policy in which they were taking the income of the entire family to give OBC certificates,” Ahir stated. “This made several people ineligible for non-creamy layer OBC certificate,” he acknowledged.

NCBC has additionally directed the AAP authorities in Punjab to extend OBC reservations from 12% to 25%. The Economic Times reported {that a} complete of 37% reservation (25% for Scheduled Castes and 12% for OBC) was allotted within the State.

Since the higher restrict of reservation is 50%, the Commission has directed the Punjab authorities to extend the OBC quota by an extra 13%

Bihar flouts reservation norms for OBCs

Similarly, the JDU-RJD-ruled State of Bihar was confronted with related anomalies when it got here to the implementation of reservation norms. NCBC discovered that the Bihar authorities was together with the agricultural revenue of Class III and Class IV staff for calculating complete revenue.

As such, they got non-creamy layer OBC certificates. The follow had been prevalent within the State for a span of 30 years (1993-2003). The Commission has requested the State authorities to make amends.

Bihar had additionally been issuing flawed certificates to people belonging to the Kurmi caste.