Commission suggests proportionate equality reservation system

The Tamil Nadu Backward Classes Commission, headed by Justice M.S. Janarthanam, is learnt to have recommended to the state govt. a different policy of reservation – proportionate equality reservation system. According to the commission’s suggestion, the entire population of the state should be divided into three categories – Socially and Educationally Backward classes (SEBCs), Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and the rest of the population. As a pre-requisite, the share of each category of the population should be identified. As of now, the break-up details of the composition of the four broad groups are : SEBCs-68%; SCs-19%; STs-1% and the rest-12%.

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