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The Backward Classes also known as socially and educationally Backward Classes belong to a social group which was deprived of basic rights such as education, property and political power due to the historically existing hierarchy based social order of India. In order to set this right , so ...more
The Backward Classes also known as socially and educationally Backward Classes belong to a social group which was deprived of basic rights such as education, property and political power due to the historically existing hierarchy based social order of India. In order to set this right , social movements took place that were led by Goutham Buddha in ancient period, Basaveswara during medieval period and Mahatma Jothiba Phule, Sri Narayana Guru, Periyar and Baba Saheb Bhim Rao Ambedkar in modern period. In historical legacy of social movements, the rule of law, Social Justice, Democratic political system and reservation have become part of the Indian Constitution. In response to growing awareness, mobilization, assertion and demand for rights ad entitlement the First All India Backward Classes Commission under the Chairmanship of Kakakalelkar was appointed. The commission had submitted its report with several recommendations, but there was hardly any discussion in Parliament. As a result the Backward Classes could not get due share in decision making and developmental policies. There was no reservation policy for OBCs until 1994-95 when the Supreme Court Judgment to implement 27% OBC quota in the Central Government Educational Institutions and employment for the 52% of population as recommended by the Mandal Commission at the national level. As a result of Supreme Court Judgment, the Central Government has taken a decision to implement 27% reservation for OBCs in education and employment. The official statistical data reveals that during the last two decades, it is only 7-8% filled with OBCs. Still the largest percentage of OBC reservations is not filled. Subsequently, in the process of globalization, the source of livelihoods of the OBCs has been adversely affected. As a result they are not only unable to sustain themselves, but also lost their capacity to purchase basic requirements for their day to day life. In this context, there is a need to create awareness and organize the backward classes for the effective policies both from State and Central Government. In order to provide effective policy inputs for the policy makers, there is need for an institution. Under this background the institute for the Empowerment of Backward Classes has been established with the following objects.
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