Sunday, October 2, 2011

[ZESTCaste] Raise quota for SC/ST, Maya writes to PM

Raise quota for SC/ST, Maya writes to PM

October 2, 2011
By Amita Verma

Continuing with her letter-writing spree, UP chief minister Mayawati
has now written a letter to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to increase
the quota for Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes and giving reservation
to them in the

private sector and the judiciary.
She justified her demand or an increase in the quantum of reservation
saying that the population of SC/ST had risen appreciably but the
quota has not been increased.
She pointed out that the SC/ST groups had suffered and remained
deprived in the social set-up and this had resulted in their economic,
social and educational backwardness. The reservation system was
designed to benefit this deprived section of society.
Listing the steps taken by her government for the benefit of SC/ST
classes, the chief minister further said that immediate steps needed
to be taken at the national level to improve their situation.
This, incidentally, is the fourth letter by chief minister Mayawati to
the Prime Minister on the issue of reservation. Last month, she wrote
to the Prime Minister seeking reservation for Muslims, economically
weaker sections among upper castes and then inclusion of jats in the
central OBC list.

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