By SUNIL Sonkar
Kolkata, Feb. 08 — West Bengal government announces 10 per cent employment quota on Monday for the community under OBC category. The same day when Andhra Pradesh High Court had struck down job reservation for Muslims.
WB government declared this employment quota for those Muslims who were socially, economically and also educationally backward there.
Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, chief minister of WB, said to the reporters, “We have decided to accept the recommendations of the Ranganath Mishra Commission and will take steps to implement it.”
Bhattacharjee added that as other states ,reservations are there for SCs, STs and OBCs in WB. He said the government have started a process to identify educationally, socially and economically backward Muslims.
CM also mentioned, “After identification, we will provide reservation to them under the OBC category.”
In Andhra Prades, earlier in the day, the High Court struck down a state law providing four percent reservation in the educational institutions and also jobs to fifteen groups that belong to Muslim community.
K Rosiah, CM of Andhra Pradesh, just after the order of Andhra Pradesh High Court directed D S R Murthy, the state advocate general, to file a special leave petition in the Supreme Court to challenge the verdict.