Commission suggests amendment for quota to financially BCs

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Thiruvananthapuram, Jun 4 (UNI) The National Commission for Economically Backward Classes today suggested that the Constitution has to be amended for accommodating financially backward classes from forward community into the reservation quota.

''We will submit our recommendations to the Government and if they could not amend the Constitution to accommodate these people in the reservation quota, certain welfare measures should be provided to them,'' National Commission for Economically Backward Classes Chairman Retd Major General S R Sinho told newspersons here.

The upliftment of the financially backward classes from forward community could not be done through mere financial aid, he added.

Mr Sinho said the respective governments in their states should do revolutionary changes in education and health sectors for the benefit of these people.

Stating that the major task of the Commission was to identify the financially backward class, Major Sinho said ''we must know the causes of economic backwardness.'' He said the Commission had already visited various states, including Haryana, Rajasthan, UP, MP and Maharashtra, besides Kerala and held discussions with the government representatives and NGOs.

The response from them were very positive, he added.

The Commission was set up on July 31, 2006 with a view to get reservation benefit in education and job to financially not well off from forward communities, including Brahmins and others.

Commission members Dr P N Ram and Mr Narendra Kumar were also present on the occasion.

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