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27 percent reservation in jobs for OBCs demanded in Jammu and Kashmir

Last Updated on November 7, 2021 at 4:32 pm

A meeting of executive members of OBCs was held under the Chairmanship of Sub Maj Madan Lal Dubgotra, Chairman West Pakistani Hindu Refugee Front, J&K and discussed the issue of 27% reservation to OBCs in Jobs and education Institutions as per Central Law in terms of Mandal Commission Recommendations as well as reservation in elections of Panchayati Raj Institutions as being provided to OBCs in other states.

It was also brought out that after abrogation of Article 370 when all Central Laws were to be implemented in J&K UT without any discrimination, however, Central Law on Reservation to OBCs has still not been implemented in J&K UT even after more than 2 years of abrogation of Article 370, which is great injustice and discrimination with the people of OBC category of J&K UT, who share around 40% population in both the regions in equal ratio.

It was expressed with concerned that OSC reservation as provided in the  erstwhile J&K State at 2% enhanced to 4% during April 2020 was created during 1981 by the then NC Govt led by Sheikh Abdullaha, wherein later on all the OBCs of J&K were adjusted is still in force, which has already duped the OBCs of J&K of their Constitutional right to 27% reservation in Jobs and Educational Institutions as well as in elections of Panchayati Raj Institutions since from its implementation. 

“Moreover, OSC certificate is not being issued to the West Pakistani Hindu Refugees (WPRs) as no such orders exists for issuance of OSC Certificate to the people other than the Permanent Resident Certificate (PRC) holders. OSC reservation was created during 1981 under the provisions of Constitution of J&K 1956 as such can be issued only to the State Subjectees as per relevant orders framed for its issuance while the State Govt was functioning under Article 370” the members said.

It was further expressed that though the WPR OBCs have become domicile of J&K yet they cannot avail reservation in Govt Jobs till OSC reservation is continued.  “Hence the State Government should repeal the reservation under OSC Category being unconstitutional after abrogation of Article 370 which was created for those Weak and Under Privileged Classes (Social Caste), whose counterparts in Muslim Community were granted reservation under SC Category. OSC reservation is against the spirit of Mandal Commission Recommendations and the Constitutional of India as same has not been approved by the Union government. Moreover, continuing with the old reservation rules of 2005 framed by the previous governments while functioning under Constitution of J&K 1956 invite controversy against abrogation of Article 370” Madan Lal Dubgotra said.