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MBCs not counting on the Rohini Commission report

The nais and the sains hold the view that the commission hasn’t conducted a survey of its own and thus is not aware of the deepening inequalities within the OBCs over the past few years

The Rohini Commission on sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes (OBC) is getting flak even before submitting the report. OBCs of Uttar Pradesh and Haryana, including the sain and nai (barber), have called the commission unconstitutional and are demanding its invalidation.

In October 2017, the union government set up a commission to examine the inequitable distribution of the benefits of reservation among various castes within OBC category included in the Central List. Its mandate was also to work out the “mechanism, criteria, norms and parameters” to implement the sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes (OBC). Nine states of India have already carried out the sub-categorization, including Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu and Bihar, following the Supreme Court verdict in the 1992 Indra Sawhney case.

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Saumy Prateek

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