The data of the Other Backward Classes was presented by the special advocate appointed by the Governor in the Madhya Pradesh High Court on behalf of the state government. Now this time the date of August 16 has been fixed for the final hearing.
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Madhya Pradesh The state government has presented the data of Other Backward Classes (OBC) in the High Court. Rameshwar Singh Thakur and Vinayak Prasad Shah, special advocates appointed by the governor, presented the OBC side on behalf of the government. According to Rameshwar Singh Thakur, in all these cases filed since the year 2019 till now 38 hearings have been held. Now this time the date of August 16 has been fixed for the final hearing. At the same time, according to the intention of the Supreme Court on the whole matter, a suggestion was made to constitute an OBC commission and submit it in the court by writing a letter including suggestions for collecting quantifiable data.
Due to this the General Administration Department collected the data. In which out of the total sanctioned number of 3 lakh 21 thousand 944 posts, only 43 thousand 978 posts i.e. 13.66 percent have been reserved for OBC category. The data of the said information has been presented in the High Court. According to the guidelines of the Supreme Court, the report of the Backward Classes Commission is yet to be presented in the High Court.
27 percent reservation for OBC
According to advocate Rameshwar Singh Thakur, Ramji Mahajan Commission was constituted for the first time in Madhya Pradesh on November 17, 1980. The Mahajan Commission submitted its report to the government on 22 December 1983, including 35 percent reservation for OBCs, along with several recommendations, but it has not been implemented till date. Advocate Rameshwar Singh Thakur had challenged by filing a PIL in the Supreme Court that 27 percent reservation is being given to OBCs in the entire country.
Show cause notice was issued in 2016
In the case of Indira Sawhney vs Union of India regarding OBC reservation, a 9-judge bench of the Supreme Court recognized 52.8 percent of the population of OBCs and accepted the Mandal Commission report on 16 November 1992 under the conditions of creamy layer. Instructions were given to give the benefit of percentage reservation. Contrary to this decision, only 14 percent reservation was given to OBCs in Madhya Pradesh and is being given even today. Taking this petition seriously, the Supreme Court issued show cause notices to the Madhya Pradesh government in 2016. Even before filing its reply, the Madhya Pradesh government implemented 27 percent reservation for OBCs on March 8, 2019.