//Dalits seek implementation of quota in private sector

Dalits seek implementation of quota in private sector

New Delhi, Dec. 3 (PTI): Alleging that the UPA Government has failed to fulfill its promises to empower backward class, a Dalit organisation today demonstrated here demanding implementation of the quota regime in the private sector.

"The UPA Government, in its Common Minimum Programme, has promised many a schemes like implementation of Reservation Act, quota in jobs for Dalits in the private sector but has no step has been taken so far," said national Chairman of All India Confederation of SC/ST organisations, Udit Raj said.

Asking what has stopped the government from taking steps, he said earlier the Congress had done a lot for the backward class and the Left parties are also the supporters but "now what is withholding in implementing the upliftment schemes."

Asking the government to make reservations compulsory in lines with the US and Malaysia, in order to provide the benefits of economic growth to the Dalits, he said "We are just demanding a quota in private jobs and law in this regard should be enacted immediately."

"Since 2004, the Reservation Bill has been lying in the Parliament despite being presented in the Rajya Sabha," he said.

Terming the Judiciary as anti-poor, anti-Dalits, he demanded appointment of judges by a Judicial Commission comprising of President, Prime Minister, Leader of Opposition and representatives of Dalits to maintain a balance and equity in their appointment.