New Delhi: A strong demand for constituting
a Parliamentary Committee to address the grievances of OBCs
was made by a group of Parliamentarians here on Thursday.
A delegation of MPs, headed by V Hanumantha Rao,
Convener of Parliamentary Forum of OBC MPs, met Prime Minister
Manmohan Singh and requested him to take steps to set up such
a Committee in order to ensure implementation of reservation
for OBCs in government departments.
The government has constituted Parliamentary Committee
for women and minorities only to ensure that the grievances of
these sections were redressed, though they did not have any
reservation policy at present, they said.
The MPs, who also called on Lok Sabha Speaker Meira
Kumar, said OBC associations in government departments have
been maintaining that the reservation policy for them was not
being implemented properly.
"The backward classes constitute more than 60 per cent of
the population but their representation in the higher cadres
of the government departments is very negligible," they said.