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Press Trust of India  |  Chandigarh 

The Backward Classes Commission has launched a website to collect data on reservation of backward classes.

The and High had directed the Commission to submit its report to the by March 31 next year, the Commission's Chairman, Justice (retd) S N Aggarwal, told reporters here.


People interested can provide information, in this regard, to the Commission and the Welfare of Scheduled Caste and Backward Classes Department by November 30 on www.hbcc.nic.in.

"Any person who desires to raise any objection to the data can file the same on or before December 30," the chairman said.

Aggarwal said that they had written a letter to the state to provide the caste-wise break up of the state's population.

"We have also prepared a questionnaire in this regard. We had also written another letter to state asking it to provide the caste-wise information of all employees too," he said.

The Assembly had passed the Backward Classes Commission Act, 2016, under which the Commission was created to examine requests for inclusion or exclusion of citizen from any class in the backward classes, a release quoted Aggarwal as saying.

The Commission would also hear complaints of over inclusion or under-inclusion of any backward class and tender such advice to the state government, it said.

Aggarwal said that the assembly had also passed the Backward Classes (Reservation in Services and Admission in Educational Institutions) Act, 2016.

Under this Act, reservation is provided to six castes -- Jat, Jat Sikh, Ror, Bishnoi, Tyagi and Mulla Jat or Muslim Jat -- in, the release quoted him as saying.

Thereafter, some complaints were filed with the Commission by aggrieved parties to challenge the reservation given to these castes.

The Act was challenged through petitions, the main plea was titled as Murari Lal Gupta versus the state of and others, in the high court, he said.

The high had on September 1, 2017, directed the Commission to determine the extent of reservation, if any, to which the castes mentioned in the Backward Classes (Reservation in Services and Admission in Educational Institutions) Act.

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First Published: Mon, October 09 2017. 19:48 IST
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