Congress To Raise Representation Of SC, ST, OBCs In Organisation

Congress To Raise Representation Of SC, ST, OBCs  In Organisation

New Delhi: The Congress Party is planning to raise the representation of Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and minorities to 50 percent. This raise will be at all levels of the organisation, the party announced on Saturday.

At news briefing on Day 2 of Chintan Shivir party leader K Raju listed some of the changes discussed.

"Organisational reforms will be introduced in the party for social justice and empowerment," he said He also announced that the reservation proposal is cleared by a panel on social justice and empowerment. It will need to be ratified by the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting tomorrow.

The party also had a discussion on setting up a social justice advisory council. This council will assist the Congress president that will look at issues and give recommendation, the party leader said.

"A special session of the Congress Working Committee will be called once every six months for weaker sections," Raju said.

"At a national policy level, we want a caste-based census to be taken up. Reservations in private sector for SC and ST and OBC. And in the Women's Reservation Bill, we want a provision for SC and ST women," he said.


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