OBCs skeptical of new quota policy

By our Staff Reporter

GUWAHATI, Dec 5: The All Assam Other Backward Classes’ Commission (AAOBCC) is skeptical of the new parameters to be taken into consideration in determining percentages of reservations for other backward classes under the would-be avatar of the tiol Backward Classes’ Commission (NBCC).

The BJP-led government at the Centre is going to dissolve the NBCC to create the tiol Commission for Socially and Educatiolly Backward Classes (NCSEBC) as a constitutiol body.

Talking to newsmen at Dispur Press Club on Tuesday,   All Assam Other Backward Classes’ Commission president Amar Gogoi said: “The fate of people belonging to other backward classes is hazy under the move taken up by the Centre to replace NBCC with NCSEBC. We apprehend the new commission not serving the interests of the OBC as it was under the NBCC.”

Gogoi said: “According to the would-be avatar of NBCC, reservations for OBC have been categorized under four income groups as – 20 per cent reservations for families with less than Rs 1 lakh annual income, 15 per cent for families with annual income ranging from Rs 1-3 lakh, 10 per cent reservation for families with Rs 3-5 lakh annual income and 5 per cent reservation for people with Rs 5-10 lakh annual income.” Meanwhile, association formed its new committee with Amar Gogoi as president, Basanta Kumar as general secretary, 11 vice presidents and Pranjal Phukan as treasurer.

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