"No question of opposition to anything. We must move forward with circumspection. These are issues that touch every home, every child and every family and we must develop a national consensus when we move forward on these issues," Sibal was quoted as saying in a news agency report.
The 2006 Parliament passed the OBC reservation bill which reserves 27 pc seats for OBC students in Central Educational Institutions (CEIs) and the instituitions are implementing the same.
When asked how he would 'build consensus' he said that it would happen through holding consultations. First consult various stakeholders then consult the private sectors and ask them their financial capacity and how much time they need to implement, he said.
He said that it was a priority for the government to ensure that reservation was implemented in the CEIs, including IITs, IIMs and Central Universities.
"We want to make sure that in three years, it is done," he said.
However, the minister said the government did not plan to implement the reservation in faculty recruitment. It is still on hold. I have to discuss it," Sibal said.