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Backward classes are still under represented in governments upper rungs, says report

Backward classes are still under-represented in governments upper rungs, says report

Backward classes are still under-represented in governments upper rungs, says report
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By CNBC-TV18 Jan 16, 2019 10:51:07 AM IST (Published)

Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and especially the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) are under-represented in the higher rungs of the government, reported The Indian Express.

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According to Express, that obtained latest data trough an RTI query, the people belonging to OBC category have nominal representation not only in the Group A and B category of central government but also in central universities.
The report comes at a time when the government has decided to implement 10 percent reservation to the economically weaker upper class.
According to the report, in the forty central universities in the country, the number of assistant professors belonging to OBC category stands at 14.38 percent. "95.2 percent of Professors, 92.9 percent of Associate Professors and 66.27 percent of Assistant Professors are from the general category, which may also include SCs, STs and OBCs who have not availed the benefits of reservation," the report reads.
The data in the report also revealed that among the 665 officers of Group A and Group B in the HRD Ministry, OBC representation is only 18.94 percent, while over 66 percent of the officers belong to the general category.
The situation is similar in various government departments including the Railways, which as per the report, has less than 9 percent officers belonging to the OBC category in the higher rungs.
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