State Commission seeks guidelines to declare Tehri as OBC region
Tehri: On the demand of Tehri MLA and former minister Kishore Upadhyay, the Uttarakhand State Commission for Other Backward Classes (USCOBC) has asked the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) to provide guidelines for declaring a geographical area as an Other Backward Class (OBC) region.
The Commission in its letter has requested the NCBC to provide a guide map and parameters in order to consider an area as Other Backward Class Region and bring the communities residing in that area under the category of Other Backward Classes in accordance with the 105th Constitutional amendment.
Upadhyay wrote to the Uttarakhand Chief Minister requesting to consider declaring the Tehri Legislative Assembly area as Other Backward Class Region on the same patterns and parameters that were applied to Pratap Nagar and Uttarkashi region of Uttarakhand whereby these regions have been declared as other backward regions and the residents of these areas have come under the category of Other Backward Classes.
The USOBC has also sought information from the NCBC on whether there are any court rulings in this regard that can inform the commission to consider certain areas as other backward regions.
Upadhyay said he has long been demanding that the Tehri region be declared as an Other Backward Class region and has been furnishing various “factual details” in this regard.
The Constitution (One Hundred and Fifth Amendment) Act, 2021- restored the power of State governments to recognise socially and educationally backward classes (SEBCs). SEBCs, which include the groups commonly known as Other Backward Classes (OBCs) are communities for which the State can provide ‘special provisions’ or affirmative actions in India.
– global bihari bureau