Data: OBCs just 12% of lower court judges
Govt tables amended OBC bill in Lok Sabha
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Jan 29, 2018
NEW DELHI: The representation of OBCs or other backward classes in the subordinate judiciary of 11 states that responded to the Centre’s request for details adds up to just 12%, considerably lower than the estimates of the community’s share in India’s population.
Data received by the law ministry showed that Dalits comprised less than 14% of judges in the subordinate judiciary, including district courts, and tribals about 12%. The percentage for Dalits was under their share of the population, which stands at 16.6% according to the 2011 census. Tribal representation is a little higher than the 8.6% of India’s population they account for. …
Jan 03, 2018
The government tabled in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday the crucial OBC bill, proposing to negate the amendments proposed by the Rajya Sabha in the last session, with the ruling BJP asserting that it underscored the government’s commitment to empower backward classes.
The bill, which proposes constitutional status for the OBC commission, carries most of the provisions it had in its original version passed by the Lok Sabha before the opposition got amendments passed in the Upper House in the last session. …
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