President appoints commission to examine OBC quota benefits

3/10/2017 427 Social Issues | Disadvantaged Groups | View Recent Current Affairs

  • President has appointed a five-member Commission headed by Delhi High Court's former Chief Justice G Rohini to examine sub categorization of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) under Article 340 of the Constitution.
  • This decision has been taken to ensure that the more backward among the OBC communities avail the benefits of reservation.

The composition of the Commission is as follows:

  • Chairperson -Justice (Retd.) G. Rohini,
  • Member -Dr. J.K. Bajaj
  • Member(Ex-officio)-Director, Anthropological Survey of India,
  • Member (Ex-officio)-Registrar General and Census Commissioner
  • Secretary of the Commission-Joint Secretary, Department of SJ&E, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

Term of Reference:

  • To examine the extent of inequitable distribution of benefits of reservation among the castes or communities included in the broad category of Other Backward Classes with reference to such classes included in the Central List;..
  • To work out the mechanism, criteria, norms and parameters in a scientific approach for sub-categorisation within such Other Backward Classes; and...
  • To take up the exercise of identifying the respective castes or communities or sub-castes or synonyms in the Central List of Other Backward Classes and classifying them into their respective sub-categories..

The Commission is required to present their Report to the President within a period of twelve weeks of assumption of charge by the Chairperson of the Commission. On receipt of the Report of the Commission, the Central Government will consider ways and means for equitable distribution of the benefits of the reservation in Central Government jobs and admission in Central Government Institutions amongst all strata of the Other Backward Classes.


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