Jharkhand coalition partner seeks doubling of OBC quota in state
| Sunday, September 4, 2016 - 22:55
Ranchi: The All Jharkhand Students Union (AJSU), a part of the BJP-led ruling coalition, on Sunday demanded almost doubling of the reservation for other backward class people in the state from the existing 14 per cent to 27 per cent.
"The reservation quota for backward class people should be increased up to 27 per cent in education and services of Jharkhand," said AJSU president Sudesh Mahto while addressing Akhil Jharkhand Backward Class Mahasammelan here.
"In Jharkhand, the population of backward class is 46.11 per cent and the reservation is just 14 per cent. The central govt has given 27 per cent reservation to backward class people and reservation for backward class varies from 21 to 50 per cent in different states of the country. Even Mandal Commission recommendation advocates 27 per cent reservation for the backward class," he said.
In tribal Jharkhand, 27 per cent seats have been reserved for the community, 14 per cent for backward classes and and nine per cent for the Scheduled Castes.