JD (U) backs reservation in private sector

New Delhi, Feb.9 (ANI): The Janata Dal (United) on Tuesday welcomed the recommendation of National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) to reserve jobs for the marginalised sections in the private sector, saying that it would support any such notion both inside and outside the Parliament.

JD (U) leader K.C. Tyagi told ANI that weaker sections of the society cannot be deprived from the jobs in private sector, which is growing at a rapid pace in recent times.

“The Janata Dal (U) supports the reservation for OBCs in private sector. The commission’s report has rational in it. At a time when entire nation is being privatised and disinvestments are being done, the weaker sections of the society cannot be kept away from the jobs. The JD (U) will support any such initiative both inside and outside the Parliament,” he said.

Meanwhile, the NCBC member Shakeel-uz-Zamaan earlier said it is the right time to request the government to bring in the legislation for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) quotas in the private sectors in the upcoming Budget Session.

“Day by day the government sector jobs are decreasing, while private sector jobs are on a rise. So, the commission feels that it is a very appropriate time to introduce OBC quotas in private sectors. The previous governments also promised to bring this bill, but they could not do it,” NCBC member Shakeel-uz-Zamaan told ANI.

According to reports, the NCBC had earlier advised enacting a legislation that would make it mandatory for private entities, including cooperative and philanthropic organisations, to reserve 27 percent of all hiring for the people, who belong to the OBC category. (ANI)

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