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Hyderabad: Provide reservations to BCs in promotions

Hyderabad: Provide reservations to BCs in promotions
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BC Welfare Association president R Krishnaiah on Monday demanded that the central government introduce a constitutional amendment to provide...

Chilukalguda: BC Welfare Association president R Krishnaiah on Monday demanded that the central government introduce a constitutional amendment to provide reservations to the BC employees for promotions. He was speaking at state executive committee meeting of BC employees association here on Monday.

Speaking on the occasion, Krishnaiah demanded the removal of creamy layer. "Although there are no legal, constitutional and judicial hurdles in providing reservations for promotions to BC employees, it is unfortunate that the central government is not taking any steps in this direction," he said. Of 54 lakh central government jobs, there are only about 7.5 lakh BC employees, constituting 14 per cent of total jobs while BCs constitute more than 50 per cent of population, he lamented.

Krishnaiah expressed his unhappiness over lack of BC representation in various central government departments, public sector companies, corporations, banking, defense sectors PMO and President offices. It clearly demonstrates injustice being done to BCs, even though 27 per cent of BC reservations was implemented based Mandal Commission 26 years ago, he said.

Clearing misconceptions on the concept of reservations, he said that reservations were intended to provide representation to downtrodden sections, rather than promoting their financial well-being. It is intended to enhance social status of downtrodden sections by including BCs in the government machinery, he asserted.

The programme, which was organized by OBC united front president Allampalli Ramkoti, was attended by BC leaders Erra Satyanarayana, Gopi Krishna, Neelesh Kumar, Shiva Prasad, Naveen Yadav, Tirupathaiah, Vemula Radhakrishna, R Chandrashekhar Goud and employee union leaders of Osmania University, RTC, revenue and panchayat raj departments, SC/ST/BC employee associations, agriculture university, Telugu University, JNTU, electricity employees union etc.

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