Punjab

Congress takes on Punjab CM for not implementing reservation policy in state

July 06, 2016 06:23 PM

Punjab News Express
CHANDIGARH: Charanjit Singh Channi, leader of CLP in Punjab today sought to implement reservation policy for SC,BC and OBC in state government departments in its true spirit. He has asked the Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal to clear his position on the issue.

In a letter written to Chief Minister, Channi that the population of SC ST in Punjab is 35% and the OBC is 20%. The representation by these categories in the Government/ Semi Government/Corporations/ Commissions/office of advocate general is negligible and these categories are not given good positions in the senior bureaucracy in Punjab also. The manpower, which is being outsourced by the government in different departments, is also not recruited according to the reservation policy.

He told the Chief Minister that his(CM) office sent two files to him (Channi) regarding appointment of the two members each in Punjab Public service commission and the Information commission. Already the sitting members in these both PPSC and information commission does not belong to reserved categories. And now also you have not recommended any name from SC ST, OBC or any other minority community in these both departments, he wrote.

He also pointed out that it was important to mention here that in your cabinet of 18 ministers, there are only two ministers belonging to SC ST, OBC and minority category.

Channi said, "I am sorry to write this but wherever you have a discretionary power to appoint some body, never ever a person from these categories have been appointed by you. This year we are celebrating 125th celebrations of Dr. B R Ambedkar, while your actions go totally against the true spirit of the constitution of India, which was given by Dr Ambedkar".

He asked the CM to give the representation to SC ST, OBC and other minorities on the basis of population and according to the provisions of constitution.

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