New Delhi(dna): Although in December 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had ruled out any kind…
New Delhi(PTI): A government panel has recommended 27 per cent reservation in private sector jobs for candidates belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBC).
The National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC), a statutory body under the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, has recommended that a legislation be passed under which private entities, including businesses, hospitals, schools, trusts, etc. will have to reserve 27 per cent of jobs for OBCs.
The commission has written to the ministry and the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in this regard.
Commenting on the matter, Social Justice Minister Thaawar Chand Gehlot said, “An official-level committee has been formed and the committee is consulting industrialists and corporate leaders as to what can be done on this.
“The committee meets from time to time to discuss the issue but no such atmosphere seems to be building for the same. The same issue is there concerning SC/STs and is being discussed for a long time. It is difficult to implement the recommendations without the consent of the sector concerned.”
A senior NCBC member said there are fewer opportunities in government sector and thus the private sector should be tapped for providing jobs to the people belonging to this category.