New Delhi, September 3: The Justice Rohini Commission’s report on the sub-categorization of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) is anticipated to be taken into consideration by the Narendra Modi administration.
President Draupadi Murmu received this report in July.
If the government chooses to follow its advice, it might be a trump card for the governing BJP’s huge OBC outreach effort with the Lok Sabha elections only months away.
The topic is related to the future of more than 40% of the country’s voters, namely the OBC voters, and it is expected to spark intense political discussion.
The primary goal of the commission, which was established by the Centre in 2017 and was headed by retired Chief Justice G. Rohini of the Delhi High Court, was to identify all Other Backward Castes (OBCs) and subcategorize them.
There are rumours that the report’s recommendations are divided into two sections. The fair and inclusive distribution of the OBC reservation quota is the subject of the report’s first section. The second section of the paper focuses on information on the 2,633 backward castes that are now recognised in the nation, their proportionate presence in the population, and the advantages that reservation laws have so far provided for them.
The OBC reservation policy, which has been in force for the last 40 years, is expected to see changes to both the theoretical underpinnings and the actual application of the policy. According to sources, the panel claims that the goal of classifying distinct castes and subcastes is to offer equitable opportunity for all OBCs by putting them on an even playing field, not to create a new hierarchy among OBCs.