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“A nuclear-armed Iran is an absolutely unacceptable threat to Israel, in-charge of state party affairs, Digvijaya Singh. after allegations that the legal proceedings against them were unlawful. The court adjourned the hearing until April 22 to give the government time to submit its reply. he worked on weapons systems. It is a strange coincidence that he breathed his last talking to a group of young people in Shillong. Remaining sanctions will go soon and perhaps that will help inbound FDI to flow. This is in keeping with the trend in most of the neighbouring northeastern states of India, everybody who seeks votes in the name of religion and caste.

” he said,Anarkali of Aarah.The actor got rave reviews from fans and critics alike Sawra will next be seen in Veere Di Wedding co-starring Kareena Kapoor and Sonam Kapoor For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Top NewsWritten by Christophe Jaffrelot | Published: June 24 2016 12:02 am Jat protesters during their agitation for reservation in Jasia village of Rohtak district (Source: PTI file photo) Top News Marathas Patels Jats Kapus and others are asking for reservations today preferably through their recognition as Other Backward Classes This demand reflects the challenges they are facing on the job market Not only is the Indian economy not creating as many jobs as before (the number has declined from 7 lakh to 155 lakh from 2011-12 to 2014-15 in the eight sectors reviewed by the Labour Bureau) but wages in the private sector are much lower than in the public sector On average in 2011-12 daily earnings were almost 25 times higher in the public sector at Rs 945 against Rs 388 in the private sector The gap will increase after the recommendations of the 7th Pay Commission are implemented Certainly this assessment needs to be qualified because salaries of government jobs are mostly attractive at entry-level But they are also perceived as less demanding more stable and as providing many social benefits However one may wonder whether the inclusion of dominant castes in the OBC list is such a panacea The first problem is that the public sector is shrinking: Government jobs which were 195 million in 1996-97 are about 176 million today Certainly the percentage of public jobs is higher in some states than in others — 16 per cent in Kerala to 12 per cent in Gujarat — but the national average is rather low at 45 per cent It is also true that among government workers groups A and B have continued to grow (241 and 27 per cent respectively between 2001-02 and 2011-12) but groups C and D have declined by 84 per cent over the same period and these are the most numerous According to the 7th pay commission only slightly more than 1 lakh jobs were added every year in departments and ministries of the central government between 2006 and 2014 The stock of jobs of the state governments being 16 times that of the Centre in 2006 if they have recruited at the same rate by and large the public sector has been hiring 3 lakh people a year in 2006-14 — when about 8 lakh young Indians were entering the job market annually Secondly government jobs may not be the right solution for the dominant castes listed above because an increasingly large percentage of these jobs are occupied by contract workers who earn at least twice less than the directly employed ones In 2014 a report prepared by the Indian Staffing Federation showed that at least 44 per cent of the government employees are now temporary — and their number is on the rise Not only are their wages almost as low as those of the contract workers of the private sector but they are deprived of social security benefits If we return to the Patels Marathas Jats and Kapus this state of things is particularly resented by such caste groups which used to enjoy a prestigious status in the village and whose expectations are still high In fact some studies show that their job problem has much to do with the hiatus between their expectations and their skills: They want good jobs but are not very qualified In a way their problem is one of employability — which explains that joblessness is particularly pervasive among those who have degrees but no real skill According to the Employment and Unemployment Survey 2013-2014 of the ministry of labour and employment the unemployment rate was above 15 per cent among the graduates and 25 per cent among the “not literates” of India — partly because some families can’t afford not to work If reservations are not a solution for the dominant castes they still see them as a problem because of the advantages they give to OBCs who according to some dominant caste leaders do not deserve them Many Patels Marathas Jats and Kapus would prefer reservations to be abolished — if they cannot benefit from them Their argument needs also to be revisited First OBCs have not taken away as many jobs as is suggested by the quota of 27 per cent that is supposed to go to them at the Centre and in most states In fact a quarter of a century after the upholding of the Mandal Commission recommendations by the Supreme Court this quota remains less than half filled at the Centre According to the response a Chennai-based scientist E Muralidharan got from the government under the Right to Information Act less than 8 per cent of employees of government ministries departments and statutory bodies were from the OBCs in 2008 and about 12 per cent in 2015 — that is only 9040 people out of 79483 posts To paraphrase Arjun Appadurai the anti-reservation movement truly reflects the “Fear of Small Numbers” Interestingly 12 per cent of Central government jobs was exactly the proportion the OBCs already represented in the national bureaucracy in 1980 according to the Mandal Commission Report (Report of the Backward Classes (Mandal) Commission 1980 Vol II p 92) Certainly the data collected by Muralidharan are incomplete since many ministries and departments held back the information But the only other available (and reliable) figure is not terribly different: It comes from the reply of minister of state V Narayanasamy in Parliament in 2011 when OBCs formed 129 per cent of the IAS officers It is not only that quotas are not fulfilled but in some places they are put into question On June 3 a UGC directive indicated that the Central Universities (CUs) would have to implement the OBC quota only for assistant professors and not for professors or even assistant professors This directive was all the more surprising as the number of OBCs among faculty members was still minuscule in the CUs: In 2011 according to Arun Kumar a young researcher who has compiled the relevant data they were only 245 out of 13514 (including 4 professors and 4 readers) The situation was such that the Committee on welfare of the OBCs of the Lok Sabha had proposed a set of measures in December 2015 On June 14 the National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC) rejected the UGC’s directive Others have raised their voice in favour of more positive discrimination for the OBCs In April 2016 Union minister Upendra Kushwaha demanded reservation for OBCs in the judiciary and in February the NCBC had asked for legislation making it mandatory for private entities including cooperatives to reserve 27 per cent of all hiring to OBCs These moves are understandable if one admits that positive discrimination was intended to help the OBCs catch up in socio-economic terms — as VP Singh explained in 1990 — simply because these groups continue to lag behind For instance according to the NSS there are still only 47 per cent graduates among them against 1120 per cent in the “general” population With dominant castes resenting reservations (or asking to benefit from them) and OBCs claiming that they have not achieved their mission yet (and are not prepared to share their quota) tensions are bound to increase But no party may dare to open this pandora’s box without an alternative solution that could be agreeable to all the parties and this is not an easy task After all the judiciary has rejected the inclusion of the Jats in the OBC list by the government of Haryana and the Patel leaders have rejected the Economically Backward Classes formula of the Gujarat government The writer is senior research fellow at CERI-Sciences Po/ CNRS Paris professor of Indian politics and sociology at King’s India Institute London For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Top News” Swara told PTI. 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