The Haryana Backward Classes Commission has launched a website to collect data on reservation of backward classes. The Punjab and Haryana High Court had directed the Commission to submit its report to the Haryana government 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 government 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 government asking it to provide the caste-wise information of all government employees too," he said. The Haryana Assembly had passed the Haryana 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 Haryana 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 Haryana and others, in the high court, he said. The high court had on September 1, 2017, directed the Commission to determine the extent of reservation, if any, to which the castes mentioned in the Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in Services and Admission in Educational Institutions) Act.
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