Ramdas Athawale: Extend OBC quota by 10%, overall quota up to 75% is fine

Ramdas Athawale: Extend OBC quota by 10%, overall quota up to 75% is fine

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The Centre and states should both consider raising reservation in jobs and education for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) by 10 per cent to tackle the backlash from these groups to the new 10 per cent quota sanctioned for economically backward sections of the general category, Union Minister of State for Social Justice Ramdas Athawale has said.

Speaking to The Sunday Express, Athawale said, “The OBC reservation should be raised from 27 per cent to 37 per cent, both by the Centre and state governments. There should be a separate sub-category within the OBC to include all the communities that are reeling in extreme poverty and are educationally backward.”