OBCs seek implementation of Mandal Commission report

Excelsior Correspondent
UDHAMPUR, May 19: All J&K OBC Maha Sabha in a meeting at Vishwakarma Bhawan, Udhampur demanded implementation of Mandal Commission report in the J&K state.
The meeting was held under the leadership of Vijay Manhas while Justice (retd) R C Gandhi was the chief guest on the occasion.
The participants welcomed Justice Gandhi along with his team. The executive members of district Udhampur of OBC Maha Sabha announced Justice RC Gandhi as their chief advisor and also shared their burning problems which are still existing.
The meeting also took stock of the political situation arisen in the state. The participants expressed their views openly regarding long pending demands of the OBC people, as the same are not being considered by the J&K Govt resulting the OBC people, were suffering badly since long.
They said the members of OBC Maha Sabha are badly fed up of the anti people attitude of the all political parties time to time. The attitude of the political parties and the State Govt always remained anti- OBC and suffered a lot.
The major demands of the OBC projected during meeting included implementation of Mandal Commission report in the State as per direction of Supreme Court in 1992 in toto so that 27 % reservation be given to the OBCs in the state.
The National Sample Survey of India has declared 41 % of the population of OBC in India including J&K state and the political share should be given from bottom to top that is Panchayat level to Parliament level. It is very unfortunate that no declaration has been made as MLCs whereas three MLCs positions are existing in state constitutionally but not even single has been nominated till today in favour of OBC people. The category certificate should be on the name of OBC instead of OSC by changing its nomenclature.
The Government should consider the appointment of chairmen/members of various commissions, boards/corporations immediately before the coming election of the assembly.
The members of the OBC Maha Sabha namely Khaitib Hussain Teli, Madan Chalotra, Kartar Gandhi, Sham Lal Salaria, Raj Kumar Chalotra, Madan Gopal, Rakesh Verma, Sagar Chand, Vishwanath, Jagdev Chalotra, Sunil Dutt, Master Hukum Chand, Gardhari Lal and Kuldeep Raj expressed their views.