Debating India

OBC RESERVATION

"Proposal yet to reach Union Cabinet"

Sunday 9 April 2006

Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI : The Manmohan Singh Government is puzzled at the Election Commission’s decision on Saturday to seek an explanation from the Cabinet Secretary on the announcement of the proposal of 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Classes in Central educational institutions. The puzzle is that the Commission has chosen to act on the basis of reports in the media.

According to authoritative sources, the proposal is still in the "circulation stage" and yet to reach the Cabinet for consideration. When the Human Resource Development Ministry sent the proposal, the Cabinet Secretary returned the note to it. The Cabinet Secretary has asked that the proposal be either cleared by the Law Ministry or brought before the Cabinet only after the election process in five States is over.

The Government is likely to reproduce this internal view to the Commission.

See online : The Hindu

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