02-09-2013 … In a bit to give 27% reservation to people belong to obc communities the state government have asked the state village panchayats to finalise its verification list by 31st of Septembers so as to finalise the reservation policy for the 19 other backward communities of the state
It may be noted that the decision of the state governments to increase the reservations for Goan OBCs from 19.5% to 27% is set to exceed the 50% total reservations limit set by the Supreme Court and even though the present state government has not actually approved the decision, the government seems to be fulfilling a BJP-moved resolution in the Goa assembly to hike the OBC reservation before the end of this financial year.
According to the information available from the state government the Notified sections of peoples who come under the other backward Class are Dhangar, Kumbhar including Christian Kumbhar, Teli, Shimpi, Christian Mahar, Kalaikar/Blacksmith/Tinsmith, Pagui/Gabit, Christian Barbar, Satarkar, Bhandari Naik, Dhobi, Rajak, Madval (including Christian Dhobies), Nhavi, Nai, Nabhik, Napit, Mhalo.Koli, Kharvi (including Christian Kharvis), Nathjogi, Gosavi, Chari/Mesta, Thakar, Komarpant and Christian Renders.
Presently, the reservation quota percentage is as follows; OBC-19.5, ST-12, SC-2, disabled-3, ex-servicemen-2 and the reservation quota for freedom fighters, which was 2% earlier, was recently hiked to 5%. This totals 43.5%. If the OBC quota is to be raised by 7.5% to make it 27%, the total would be 51%.
Speaking to goanreporter minister for social welfare mahadev naik said said that the survey of the 19 communities comprising the Goan OBCs was complete and scrutiny of the rolls, additions, deletions, etc were to be completed as soon as possible ….
Naik said once the policy was finalised then all the 19 communities would be getting benefit of 27 percent reservation in jobs and education …