BHUBANESWAR: A day after passing a Invoice to cap reservations for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and different backward lessons at 50 per cent, the State Authorities on Thursday handed a decision urging the Centre to take away the ceiling to offer 27 per cent reservation to OBCs.
The decision moved by SC & ST Growth, Minorities and Backward Courses Welfare Minister Jagannath Saraka on the final day of the monsoon session additionally requested the Odisha State Fee for Backward Courses to take up the difficulty of caste-based census within the State with the Central authorities.
The Home will now ship the decision to the Odisha State Fee for Backward Courses for onward transmission to the Centre. Shifting the decision amid Opposition ruckus within the Home, the Minister stated the State authorities is unable to offer 27 per cent reservation to OBCs/SEBCs in authorities jobs and academic establishments as a result of 50 per cent ceiling.
For the reason that legislation enacted by the State authorities to offer SEBCs their due reservation has been rejected by the Orissa Excessive Courtroom and the Supreme Courtroom on the grounds that the State has no quantifiable knowledge on the backward lessons, there’s a want for caste census, the decision stated.
Odisha Meeting passes decision on caste census
The Chief Secretary of the State had written to the Union Cupboard Secretary based mostly on the decision handed by the State Cupboard requesting for preserving a separate column within the census doc. Nonetheless, the demand was rejected by the Centre.
Attacking the federal government over the caste-based census and removing of fifty per cent cap on quotas, BJP MLA Mukesh Mahaling stated that it’s merely a tactic to hoodwink the OBCs of the State. “Earlier than conducting the caste-based census, the State authorities should present reservation of 11.25 per cent to OBCs in training,” he stated.
Chief of the Congress Legislature Celebration (CLP) Narasingh Mishra described the decision as undesirable and unlawful. Mishra, nonetheless, stated that Congress helps caste-based census and agrees that the OBCs ought to get extra reservation.