Long demand of OBCs fulfilled
INVC NEWS Shimla, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur has termed, the passing of the Bill to provide constitutional status to the National Commission for BackwardClasses (NCBC) in the Parliament, as a historic step which would ensure empowerment of the OBC communities in the Country.While hailing the bill, the Chief Minister said that the bill seeks to bring the National Commission for Backward Classes at par with the National Commission for Scheduled Castes and the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes. He said that the bill have fulfilled the long demand of OBCs and added that it shows that Union Government under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi was committed for the welfare and development of weaker and vulnerable sections of the society. Jai Ram Thakur said that the National Commission for Backward Classes, a statutory body created in 1993, was given limited powers only to recommend to the government inclusion or exclusion of a community in the central list of OBCs. He said that the bill would help the backward classes people fight atrocities against them and ensure quick justice to them. "This bill would provide justice to the OBC person which is the need of the hour," he added.