It’s virtually seven years since BJP OBC Morcha was shaped. What are its large achievements?
Since Narendra Modi grew to become PM in 2014, he has been engaged on the modalities for the empowerment and uplift of OBC. There have been historic selections, like giving constitutional standing to the Nationwide Fee for Backward Courses (NCBC) in 2018. It was accomplished 23 years after the Mandal Fee suggestions have been carried out. Previous to that, the fee was virtually toothless. Hardly 14-15% reservation could possibly be given out of 27% (OBC quota). There was no verify on any ministry or organisation. Now, with the constitutional standing, recruitment has touched 22% in all authorities establishments in 4 years. In academic establishments additionally, although the method of implementation could possibly be began in 2008, many didn’t implement it. This educational 12 months, Kendriya Vidyalayas, Navodaya pathshalas, legislation universities and Sainik colleges have began giving reservation. Nearly 4 lakh college students have benefitted already.
After Modi got here to energy, he has given 27% reservation in NEET and a few 4,000 college students have benefitted. There are 27 OBC ministers within the cupboard for the primary time since Independence, which is 40%. Earlier, kids of PSU workers weren’t getting reservation. They’re getting it now. Have a look at backlog posts: all through the nation we’ve got 42 central universities and there are hardly 10-12 OBC professors. The excuse was that eligible candidates weren’t accessible. The backlog had reached 9,000. So, our Morcha met (schooling minister) Dharmendra Pradhan who has ordered that in a single 12 months all backlog posts needs to be stuffed. In 3-4 months, 3,000 posts have already been stuffed.
If OBCs have 22% share in central authorities jobs, what’s the share in academic establishments?
It is rather much less — solely 10-12%. We would like strict implementation of 27% quota. NCBC members took suo moto motion in opposition to some establishments. Had it been carried out within the final 10 years, lakhs of scholars would have benefitted.
What about caste census? Why is there a delay in holding it?
We’ve some technical issues, authorized points and constraints. There are plenty of complexities — in Bihar, Guptas are OBC whereas they’re ahead class in UP. Brahmin Joshis are ahead in different states however OBC in Uttarakhand. In Andhra Pradesh, Reddys are ahead caste however are backward in Karnataka. Kammas are ahead in Andhra and backward in Karnataka. So, we took a stand that permit the census happen state-wise. Lately, the 127th Structure Modification Invoice was handed, giving full powers to states to determine which neighborhood is OBC because the Centre isn’t conscious of the standing of 1 caste in the complete nation. We’re not saying no, but it surely needs to be completely studied earlier than a national-level survey is performed.
Can we count on it earlier than 2024?
It wants an intensive research.
What’s the standing of the state-wise survey?
Solely 4-5 states have accomplished it. Karnataka did it when Siddaramaiah was the CM, however the outcomes weren’t revealed as a result of they got here to know that greater than 60% inhabitants is OBC. Telangana has accomplished a survey however after understanding the fact, they didn’t publish it. Now, Nitish Kumar retains asking for it, however why can’t he get it accomplished in Bihar?
Creamy layer revision can be pending
The revenue restrict was revised from Rs 6 lakh to Rs 8 lakh by this authorities. The revision ought to occur quickly.
A rising development is to fill vacancies in central and state governments by hiring contractual employees. However that has no provision for reservation.
That is most unlucky. This manner, we’re denying the rights of OBCs and the downtrodden. That is being accomplished in states the place principally regional events are in energy.
This could finish. Final 12 months, 50,000 posts in railways have been stuffed, with 27% for OBCs. Now a separate VC funding has been created for OBCs. Modiji desires the youth of the nation — be it backward, SC or ahead — to be a job creator and never a seeker. VC funding was confined to SCs throughout Congress rule. Since 2019, we’ve got earmarked Rs 200 crore every year to OBCs.
A four-member fee headed by Justice (retd) G Rohini was arrange in 2017 to look at sub-categorisation of OBCs. By when can we count on the report? It bought its twelfth extension in January 2022.
The report findings needs to be out in a month or two.They have been additionally confused concerning the standing of 1 neighborhood in varied states. I too have mentioned it along with her.
How will BJP carry out within the 2023 Telangana polls?
We did very properly within the Lok Sabha polls and by-elections. We’ve been working to construct the occasion within the state.
Now we’re an alternative choice to Congress. In 2023, BJP will kind the federal government and TRS can be routed.
And can you be CM?
No, it’s for the occasion to resolve. We simply desire a doubleengine sarkar similar to in UP, Uttarakhand, and Goa in order that Centre’s programmes can percolate.