Take the pledge to vote

For a better tommorow#AajSawaroApnaKal
  • I agree to receive emails from News18

  • I promise to vote in this year's elections no matter what the odds are.
  • Please check above checkbox.

    SUBMIT

Thank you for
taking the pledge

Vote responsibly as each vote counts
and makes a diffrence

Disclaimer:

Issued in public interest by HDFC Life. HDFC Life Insurance Company Limited (Formerly HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited) (“HDFC Life”). CIN: L65110MH2000PLC128245, IRDAI Reg. No. 101 . The name/letters "HDFC" in the name/logo of the company belongs to Housing Development Finance Corporation Limited ("HDFC Limited") and is used by HDFC Life under an agreement entered into with HDFC Limited. ARN EU/04/19/13618
Associate PartnerAssociate Partner
  
LIVE TV DownloadNews18 App
News18 English
News18 » India
1-min read

Govt for Constitutional Status to Backward Classes Commission, Parties fear Exclusion

The SP general secretary in his submission was supported by BSP leader Mayawati. She sought to know from the government the reason for delay caused in appointment of the chairman for SC, ST and Minorities Commission.

Sumit Pande | CNN-News18

Updated:March 29, 2017, 11:42 AM IST
facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp
Govt for Constitutional Status to Backward Classes Commission, Parties fear Exclusion
Hundreds of PSUs, educational institutions and banks have been making presentations to the commission (Picture only for representation)

New Delhi: In the first indication of political realignment after the UP polls, the Mandal Parties in Rajya Sabha joined hands to question the proposed constitutional amendment to provide constitutional status to the National Commission for the Backward Classes.

The Union Cabinet last week approved the changes in the statute, and government is all set to follow it up with the introduction of the bill this week itself.

In the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, SP leader Prof Ram Gopal Yadav, while raising the issue, alleged that the government move may be intended to "nullify all castes notified by the Mandal commission" and they will be replaced by new castes.

"We know which all communities are being targeted to be excluded," alleged Yadav.

The SP general secretary in his submission was supported by BSP leader Mayawati. She sought to know from the government the reason for delay caused in appointment of the chairman for SC, ST and Minorities Commission.

After the zero hour, JDU leader Sharad Yadav joined the chorus as he gave details of what he called under representation of SC, ST and OBCs in top educational institutions including IITs , Delhi University and JNU.

Intervening in the debate from the government side, Information and Broadcasting Minister Venkaiah Naidu refuted allegations by SP, BSP and JDU leaders.

"The people have rejected them in the elections. They want to misuse the forum of the house," Naidu said.

The proposed legislation aims at giving powers to the Parliament to include or exclude castes from the central OBC list and will vest powers of a civil court on the BC commission to issue summons like SC and ST commissions.

Get the best of News18 delivered to your inbox - subscribe to News18 Daybreak. Follow News18.com on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Telegram, TikTok and on YouTube, and stay in the know with what's happening in the world around you – in real time.

| Edited by: Nakshab Khan
Read full article
Next Story
Next Story

Also Watch

facebookTwitterskypewhatsapp

Live TV

Countdown To Elections Results
To Assembly Elections 2018 Results