March 4, 2021

the rohini fee: Rohini Fee set to get nod for its ninth extension



NEW DELHI: The Justice Rohini Fee- arrange in October 2017 to advocate sub categorization of the Different Backward Courses (OBCs) and be sure that marginalized sub castes get due benefits- is about to get its ninth extension.

The Rohini Fee was to initially submit its report by March 2018.

The transfer to grant one more extension to the Fee comes at a time when elections are due in Bihar- a state the place OBC sub categorization of any form may have big political influence.

ET gathers that the proposal for one more extension for the Commissions is on the agenda of the Union Cupboard. With this the panel will get time one other six months- till January 2021- to agency up its report.

The Fee is learnt to have sought extra time to deal with the brand new Time period of Reference which asks it to check varied entries within the Central Listing of OBCs and advocate correction of any repetitions, ambiguities, inconsistencies and errors of spelling.

The brand new TOR aside, the larger concern at hand is that the suggestions of this report might be key to deciding the long run implementation system for the 27% quota for OBCs in schooling and employment- a difficulty that may have appreciable political ramifications- significantly within the Hindi heartland. The timing of releasing this report’s suggestions may even, subsequently, should weighed fastidiously in view of political and social sensitivities concerned.

The Fee was arrange on 2.10.2017 below Article 320 of the Structure of India to look at the extent of inequitable distribution of advantages of reservation among the many Different Backward Courses, work out a scientific mechanism for sub-categorisation and likewise establish sub-castes or synonyms within the Central Listing of Different Backward Courses and classifying them into their respective sub-categories.

The four-member Fee is headed by Justice(Retd.) G. Rohini, Chief Justice (Retd.), Delhi Excessive Courtroom and has on board Dr. J.Okay. Bajaj, Director, Centre for Coverage Research, Director, Anthropological Survey of India and the Registrar Basic and Census Commissioner, India.