Jammu Tawi, January 1
Confederation of SC/ST/OBC Organisations ( Unit Pargwal ) held a meeting on 1st Jan 2017 and decided to join the gherao of State Assembly on January 16, 2017 proposed by the State Unit Confederation to press their demands against Government. A large number of social, religious people alongwith Panches, Sarpanches, unemployed youth attended the meet which was presided over by State President Barwala Sabha Capt Beru Ram and the Chief Guest was the State President Confederation R K Kalsotra.
Addressing the meet, Confederation president, RK Kalsotra, expressed great resentment on Government’s negative approach towards Memorandum of Demands submitted by the Confederation including Restoration of Reservation in promotions, clearing backlog of vacancies through Special Recruitment drives for 23000 SC posts, 16000 ST posts and 5000 OBC posts, waiver of admission fees for students belonging to eligible SC/ST/OBC poor students and implementation of 27% Reservation for OBCs.
The demands also include State budgetary allocation for special component plan for SCs and STs with adequate funds. He sought support from the area masses to participate in large numbers in Assembly Gherao. Others who spoke were Rashpal Chand, Sohan Lal, Shamsher Chand, Bua Ditta, Rattan Lal andTony Kumar.