Panel for ‘Educationally Backward Classes’ can placate Jats and Patels

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New Delhi, Apr 3 – Into the last leg of on-going Budget session of Parliament, the Narendra Modi government is all set to get into motion for major legislative business vis-a-vis setting up on a new National Commission for Socially and Educationally Backward Classes (NSEBC) that will ultimately replace the two- decade old National Commission for Backward Classes.
The move though borders with the risk of displeasing “caste groups like Yadavs”, the new criterion to incorporate the “educationally backward classes” may help BJP retain support base among Jats in Haryana and Patels in Gujarat — especially on the eve of assembly polls in Prime Minister’s political backyard (Gujarat).
Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs S S Ahluwalia has said that the agenda for the coming week of Parliament would include the considering and passing of the National Commission for Backward Classes (Repeal) Bill, 2017.
Withdrawing the law that facilitated appointment of National Commission for Backward Classes will pave the way for moving a new bill that will seek to establish the new commission with “constitutional authority”.
The new Commission NSEBC will have a Chairperson, Vice-Chairperson and three other members.