New Delhi, June 13: The Centre has sought a year-wise break-up since 2009 on how many backward minorities had benefited under the 27 per cent reservation for OBCs in government jobs and central educational institutions.
The law ministry today asked the department of personnel and training and the HRD and health ministries to collect the details.
In a letter, Suresh Chandra, a joint secretary in the law ministry, asked the departments to find out how many minority OBCs had got government jobs and admission in institutions like IITs, IIMs, Delhi University and JNU in the past three years under the 27 per cent quota. The health ministry was asked to collect data on how many minority OBCs got admission in AIIMS.
P.S. Krishnan, a former secretary of the National Commission for Backward Classes, said the input would support the Centre’s move to carve out the sub-quota within the 27 per cent reservation. “From various reports, it is evident that minorities, particularly Muslims, are under-represented in government jobs. Once the data for the last three years on admission and jobs are available, it will be clear how they are under-represented,” Krishnan said.