Telangana extends reservation to Muslims and BC, depending on population base
Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao’s Telangana government will extend reservations in education and employment, in similar lines as Tamil Nadu, where 69 per cent quota is in vogue. The TRS government will enact a legislation increasing quota of reservations and send it to Parliament for consideration.
Chief Minister, KCR said that the Backward Classes Commission headed by B.S. Ramulu which met the former after the panel took office at Ravindra Bharati advised the commission about the need to increase reservations in Telangana as 80 per cent of the population belonged to weaker sections. The Tamil Nadu government enhanced reservations in proportion to population and referred the matter to the Centre which included the same in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution by an amendment. The same should be followed in the case of Telangana. The TRS government will ensure a resolution of hiking the reservations in Assembly and send to Parliament.
The Chief Minister has also said that government was prepared to enhance reservations for Muslims in proportion to their population. The government was in receipt of recommendations by G. Sudheer committee which studied the socio-economic conditions of Muslims. Similarly, the BC Commission must make recommendations about the social and educational backwardness of BCs. The government was committed to extend reservations to Muslims by increasing the quota and without disturbing the benefits already enjoyed by the sub-castes among BCs.