Navigation Links
OBC Creamy Layer May Be Dropped from Reservations in Institutions

New Delhi: The socially and economically advanced among the other backward classes (OBCs) may not get //the benefits of the new educational quota policy as the government prepares its case to urge the Supreme Court to lift its stay on the new policy.

"My team of lawyers will find it very hard to convince the court to vacate the stay if you press for the inclusion of the creamy layer," Law and Justice Minister H.R. Bhardwaj told a section of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) at its meeting Friday, according to coalition sources.

Held at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh' residence, the meeting of UPA constituents as well as representatives of the Left parties that support the government from outside decided to approach the apex court to seek vacation of the stay granted by a two-judge bench of the same court last week.

In an order on a bunch of petitions on March 29, the Supreme Court suspended the implementation of the 27 percent quota for OBC students for the coming academic session. The parliament had passed the necessary law unanimously last December.

The sources said Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi maintained a stoic silence throughout the two-and-a-half-hour of animated discussions on the subject and so did Congress president's political secretary Ahmed Patel, the only functionary of the party present at the meeting.

Dravidian leaders like Shipping, Road Transport and Highways Minister T.R. Baalu of DMK and Puducherry MP M. Ramadass of PMK insisted on the inclusion of the creamy layer. They were supported by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leaders Lalu Prasad and Raghuvansh Prasad Singh and Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) leader Ram Vilas Paswan.

However, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury supported Bhardwaj on excluding the creamy layer from the purview of the quota policy.

The law minister cited a notification of the National Front gov ernment of V.P. Singh in 1990 implementing reservation for OBCs, which had excluded the creamy layer.

"That is why we say first amend the V.P. Singh notification," said Baalu supported by Ramadass, according to the sources.

The 'creamy layer' or socially and economically advanced members of the OBCs, according to a cabinet note of August 2006 when it gave a green signal to the quota bill, includes "those holding constitutional offices or particular services, practicing professions of a particular kind or having an income level".

The government rejected outright the demand made by Baalu to hold a caste-based census to solve this dilemma once and for all. The apex court in its stay had pointed out that the reservation move was based on archaic data.

Lalu Prasad said the government should seek views of all political parties on the proposal, perhaps realizing that there are strong votaries for OBC reservation in other parties too and none would oppose the OBC reservation - not openly.

Baalu spoke at length, recalling the circumstances under which the erstwhile British rulers had been persuaded to look into the composition of backward classes in the 1931 census. He reminded that the then government was persuaded by E.V. Ramaswamy Naicker 'Periyar' to go for the 'communal government order' of 1926, which eventually resulted in the 1931 census.

Baalu also reminded the government that the goal of social justice was accepted in the UPA's Common Minimum Programme (CMP) for national governance and acknowledged by all UPA constituents. He said it was agreed to amend Article 15 of the constitution, inserting a clause to this effect in the 93rd amendment.

Baalu and Ramadoss also felt that the two-judge bench had not categorically stayed the OBC reservation policy and there was need to read its order carefully and interpret it rightly.

Yechury suggested that if the stay cannot be vacate d and the OBC reservation not implemented right away from the next academic session, the extra seats and infrastructure facilities provided to the Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) to implement the quota should be withdrawn till the policy is implemented.

Source-IANS/L
'"/>




Related medicine news :

1. Polymer Molecule Layered On Carb Molecule to Increase Sensitivity
2. 93 Year Old Widow, Suffering From Dementia Dies After the Ambulance Dropped Her at a Wrong Address
3. Cleanliness Standards Dropped In NHS Hospitals – Patient Report
4. Doctors In UK Have Reservations About NHS Plan
5. Telemedicine Improves Breast Screenings for Rural Indian Reservations
6. Rajasthan Plans To Run Christian Institutions
7. Private Unaided Institutions in Peril
8. Amity Institutions To Launch Short-term Professional Courses In Oman
9. Outcry Against Mental Health Institutions
10. India to Upgrade 13 Medical Institutions to Provide Quality Medical Education
11. Rajasthan Impose Ban on Soft Drinks in Educational Institutions
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:2/8/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Stephanie Hebert Insurance Agency, serving families of ... charity campaign. As part of their ongoing community involvement program, funds are now ... children deserve a voice, and in the spirit of neighbors helping neighbors in ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... , ... February 08, 2016 , ... A man who has struggled to quit smoking, ... Laser Therapy , was determined to find solutions to his problems – and he did. ... Digest is ready to introduce his breakthrough inventions to the world and better people's ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... York, NY (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... are too much to handle, you are not alone. According to the Center for ... include heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes and certain types of cancer, some of ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... Hilton Head Island, SC (PRWEB) , ... February 08, 2016 , ... ... Head and surrounding areas with a vital new community enrichment program, has teamed up ... to local women and children suffering from intimate abuse. To support all those victimized ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... ... February 08, 2016 , ... Local ... the greater Venice, FL area, has initiated a fundraiser for a two year ... just four days after Christmas. To support this beautiful child who is facing ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/8/2016)... Cardiovascular Surgery Devices - Medical Devices Pipeline Assessment, ... report, "Cardiovascular Surgery Devices - Medical Devices Pipeline ... Devices currently in pipeline stage. ... comprehensive information on the pipeline products with comparative ... development. The report reviews major players involved in ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... 2016  Labvantage Lx, a newcomer to the ... sexual enhancement product, EnduramenT. Setting a new standard ... a patented biomedical breakthrough molecule that promotes the ... responsible for many biological functions including erectile function. ... Forgoing the use of prescription medications, scientists working ...
(Date:2/8/2016)... TOKYO and FAIRFIELD, N.J. ... (Otsuka) and Medimetriks Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Medimetriks) today announced that ... exclusive development and commercialization rights for OPA-15406 in the ... agreement also provides manufacturing rights.  OPA-15406 is a topical, ... for atopic dermatitis. --> ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: