English_Master June 8, 2016 No Comments
SACHAR COMMITTEE REPORT The much awaited report of the Rajinder Sachar Committee on the status of Muslims, with a host of recommendations aimed at highlighting the grey areas of development among the Muslim community and seeking ‘the best possible package of Governmental initiatives and measures’ for them was tabled in the Lok Sabha on November 30,2006. One of the salient aspects of the report is the suggestion put forward by the panel that to ameliorate the condition of “acute deprivation” of Muslims, the Government should take prompt measures to provide the backward among them considerable access, in the same way as the SCs, STs and OBCs, to the benefits of reservation in employment and educational institutions. As the panel has categorically stated in its findings, the Muslim social groups such as the Arzals, whose traditional occupation is similar to that of Scheduled Castes (SCs), can be designated as Most Backward Community and provided reservation. Similarly, the Ashraf and Ajlaf groups should be treated at par with Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and covered under the OBC quota. To increase the political participation of the community, the panel has said that Muslims should be nominated to public bodies, including local bodies. The committee also sought a review of the delimitation of...
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