Increase OBC quota in Rajasthan: Congress

At a time when the Rajasthan Government is grappling with reservation for Gujjars, the ruling Congress today demanded a hike in OBC quota from 21 to 27 per cent on the basis of population.

Last Updated: May 04, 2010, 00:29 AM IST

Jaipur: At a time when the Rajasthan
Government is grappling with reservation for Gujjars, the
ruling Congress today demanded a hike in OBC quota from 21 to
27 per cent on the basis of population.

"OBC includes 52 per cent of total casts and hence 21 per
cent quota is not sufficient at all," PCC vice-president
Chandrabhan said in a meeting of its OBC Chamber here.

The OBC`s of the state should get 27 per cent reservation
on par with Centre`s policy.

"Representation of OBCs in education is less and that is
why their number is less in government services," Ashok
Tanwar, Chamber`s state president said.

The government`s plans to grant 5 per cent reservation
for Gujjars in government jobs and educational institutions
has hit a road block after the High Court stayed the measure
as it would cross the total quota cap of 50 per cent. A
committee appointed by the HC has, however, endorsed the
reservation.

-PTI