Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra
Fadnavis said today that in no way jobs meant for the OBCs
would go to the candidates belonging to other categories.
Fadnavis' assurance came against the backdrop of
reports that the Other Backward Classes are opposing likely
inclusion of the Marathas in the OBC category for quota
The OBC community had reportedly demanded that the OBC
quota be raised from the current 19 per cent considering that
they make up 52 per cent of the state's population.
Fadnavis also announced that his government would
till date and take steps to address the backlog, if any, in a
He made these remarks at the third national convention
of the Rashtriya OBC Mahasangh held here.
given to any other individual (from non-OBC category). The
Fadnavis suggested that there was no exact information
jobs till now, and said the state government would come out
with relevant details.
"If the representation is below the percentage of
quota alloted, then the backlog would be cleared in a
time-bound manner," the chief minister said.
The politically-influential Maratha community,
constituting around 30 per cent of Maharashtra's population,
has been agitating to press their demand for reservation in
jobs and education under the OBC category.
At present, the quota for various castes and
communities in Maharashtra is capped at 52 per cent, with
Scheduled Castes (13%), Scheduled Tribes (7%), OBCs (19%);
Nomadic, Denotified Tribes and Special Backward Category
together at 13%.
The OBCs had reportedly sought a comprehensive
socio-economic and caste census in Maharashtra to determine
the population of each community.(This story has not been edited by Devdiscourse staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)