Monday, January 18, 2010

[ZESTCaste] Govt in favour of 'affirmative action' in pvt sector

Govt in favour of 'affirmative action' in pvt sector


New Delhi, Jan 18 (PTI) Government today said it was in favour of
"affirmative action" for backward classes in the private sector but
refused to commit on having quotas for them.

Addressing the Social Editors Conference, Minister for Social Justice
and Empowerment Mukul Wasnik said, "government has not made any
statement that reservation will be given in the private sector. Though
it has spoken about taking affirmative action on the issue and has
asked the private sector to fulfill its social responsibility in this

The minister added that "in case of reservation, only affirmative
action was suggested to private sector by the government for giving
the backward classes better opportunities. My ministry had started
consultations and currently there is a committee under Department of
Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) and also a coordination
committee under Prime Minister's Principle Secretary, which are taking
the issue forward".

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