BJP's Attempt to Woo OBCs Hit By Delays Amid Fears of Disturbing Caste Equilibrium
The Justice (Retd) G Rohini-drove board has gotten another expansion till November 30 to present its cover the sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes.
New Delhi: The Justice (Retd) G Rohini-drove board selected by the President has gotten another augmentation till November 30 to present its investigate the sub-categorisation of Other Backward Classes (OBCs).
The augmentation was allowed after the board couldn't complete the "voluminous errand" inside the prior set due date of July 31. This is the third delay since the main date of March 2018 terminated.
The UPA government had likewise attempted to take a shot at sub-sorting OBCs yet couldn't finish the assignment because of the inaccessibility of standing statistics.
At first, the commission headed by Justice (Retd) G Rohini was given 12 weeks to present the answer to the President. It was solicited to "look at the degree from biased appropriation of advantages of reservation among the ranks or networks incorporated into the general classification of Other Backward Classes, to work out the instrument, criteria, standards and parameters in a logical approach for sub-categorisation, and recognize the individual stations or networks or sub-standings or equivalent words in the Central List of Other Backward Classes and grouping them into their particular sub-classes".
One of the essential obstacles previously the commission has been to list the correct numbers under the OBC rundown and check whether the upper standing OBCs have grabbed the advantages proposed for the whole network.
The Mandal Commission had acquired some far reaching developments in the nation's political scene by conceding 27% reservation to OBCs. This new board is presently being taken a gander at from the optics of Mandal 2.0 — an endeavor by the decision government to demonstrate the lower positions inside OBCs that it considers them.
Be that as it may, this move has prompted a few inquiries — What will be the aftermath of the sub-categorisation? What is the expectation of the legislature behind this without the most recent position registration information?
Sanjay Kumar, executive at the Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS), trusts that however the principle thought behind the activity is novel, the repercussions have political worries at the cutting edge.
"Take a gander at the Yadavs or Kurmis of Bihar who are now captivated for the RJD or Nitish Kumar and not the BJP. The upper layer of OBCs in UP is additionally forcefully spellbound for the Samajwadi Party and others. In this way, neither the BJP nor the Congress gets a sizeable number of votes among the upper layer.
"The entire thought is to communicate something specific that they are the main ones who think about the lower OBCs. Be that as it may, the political mileage out of this activity will just go to the decision party," said Kumar.
At the point when the Mandal commission was executed, reservation was reached out to individuals having a place with OBCs in both focal government employments and instructive establishments.
In any case, after some time, it was maybe felt that the greater part of the advantages were cornered by the upper layer among OBCs, for example, Yadavs and Kurmis in UP and Bihar and Vokaaligas and a few areas of Lingayats in Karnataka.
A few positions under the OBC class were let alone for as the upper layer usurped the advantages. Did this shape the foundation to direct a Mandal 2.0?
Is experimental information on financial status of OBC sub-standings accessible?
The Mandal Commission had depended on the 1931 position enumeration information to suggest that India had 54% OBC populace and prescribed 27% booking for the rank gathering.
In any case, from that point forward, the legislature has directed a financial and rank statistics just once in 2011 amid the UPA government, the principal discoveries of which were submitted later to the NDA government in July 2015.
In any case, the full report has not been made open.
The rank information, alongside financial markers, is viewed as a pandora's container, which the legislature may discover excessively hot. Standing identifications may hurl crisp quantity requests in view of experimental information, which has not been accessible since 1931.
News18 had additionally learnt from sources that a unique professional forma was sent to government divisions, both focal and state, over the most recent a half year, looking for standing separation inside the OBC class. The service of social equity is presently arranging and preparing the information sources.
Be that as it may, as per Kumar, such an activity is broken.
"This procedure isn't right as schools don't have this information. On the off chance that you request that I give information on what number of individuals in my association have a place with OBC class, there would be no such information since it was never required. In Bihar, the OBCs have been sorted as Annexure 1 and Annexure 2 for state government employments. The lower and upper classifications were isolated. The arrangement for booking for Annexure 1 and Annexure 2 was at that point worked out long prior so this information may be of assistance to the commission as well," said Kumar.
Another implication of the activity could be divisions in the OBC classification, with the BJP endeavoring to contact the monetarily weaker segments by actualizing quantity inside share.
Political researcher Ajoy Bose called the activity "political posing" to pick up benefits before the 2019 general decisions.
"The administration needs to demonstrate that they remain for the lower classification among the retrogressive class. It's an endeavor to prepare them and make them their USP. In UP, they got bolster from the lower in reverse class in the 2017 gathering surveys," he said.
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To begin with Published: August 2, 2018, 7:54 PM IST