Thursday, June 23, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Applications called for OBC inclusion

Applications called for OBC inclusion
HT Correspondents, Hindustan Times
Chandigarh, June 23, 2011

The Haryana Backward Classes Commission, which met on Wednesday under
the chairmanship of Justice KC Gupta (retd), decided to invite
applications from several communities for inclusion of their caste in
the list of Other Backward Classes. The communities that may apply are
Jats, Jat Sikhs, Rors, Ty
agi, Bishnoi, among others. Applications should be sent within a month.

A spokesperson of the commission said applicants can send their
request to the office of the commission, addressed to Secretary,
Haryana Backward Classes Commission, 2nd Floor, 42-44, Sector 17-A,

The commission met to examine and recommend the request of Jats, Jat
Sikhs, Rors, Tyagi, Bishnoi and other communities for inclusion. The
commission also heard complaints regarding inclusion of backward
classes in the list.

Commission members Jai Singh Bishnoi, Som Dutt and Arjun Dev Gulati
were present at the meeting.

The government recently formed the commission to recommend eligible
communities in the list. The state authorities had promised to set up
the commission after Jats started demanding job reservation under OBC

They then lay seize to over a dozen railway tracks in several parts of
north India in May.

The stir, which lasted close to three weeks, led to cancellation of
dozens of trains daily. Many passengers were stranded for days and had
to switch to other modes of transport. The state authorities and
police were mere spectators.

The Jats stopped their protest only after chief minister Bhupinder
Singh Hooda agreed to set up a commission to consider their demand.

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