Reality Check India

About National Commission for Backward Classes – I

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on April 17, 2006

This is the first post in a series.

Most of you who have read this blog up until now will know that we do not oppose reservation. We just oppose its implementation and total non-monitoring. This allows totally undeserving wealthy sub communities to corner all the benefits acrruing to the general OBC list.

The starting point for studying the reservation for OBCs nationwide is the national commission for backward classes.

Over the next few parts, we will study how if implemented correctly – this commission is actually a fair and just setup. That is a fairly big IF , this commission is toothless against powerful vested interests. So for the most part, all the monitoring and realignment conditions are TOTALLY IGNORED. This is realitychecks ONLY problem against the incumbent  reservation system to OBCs.

What is the National Commission of Backward Classes ?

This was a group created to study the inclusion and exclusion requests from different classes into the National OBC List. As you might have guessed – no one has approached it for exclusion.

Located in :

National Commission for Backward Classes

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Trikoot-1, Bhikaji Cama Place, New Delhi – 110 066

To start off let us first study their handbook  (PDF FILE 65 pages)

Stay tuned – we will go through each section !

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  1. VFE said, on May 6, 2006 at 2:56 pm

    “commission is actually a fair and just setup”

    IN 1991, SC asked the creamy layer criterion to be revised every 3 yrs.
    But it did so only in 2003. Keeping the income limit at 1 lakh till 2003 pushed many deserving candidates out.

  2. Barbarindian said, on May 7, 2006 at 2:22 am

    So, would you agree to have a creamy-layer concept introduced for SC/STs as well?

  3. realitycheck said, on May 9, 2006 at 8:32 am


    My personal opinion is that even the creamy layer among SC/STs must be allowed reservation.

    This is because SC/STs are very very different from the OBCs. They suffered real humiliation and social injustice for centuries. This fact is very well documented and observed even today.

    With the SC/ST creamy layer, it helps create a small section of relatively elite people from that community. We may discuss how they got to be elite, but the fact of the matter is that it is very important for the SC/ST community to have some big-shots in them.

    OBCs are a purely political construct with membership of OBC component casts based on relative political clout.

    We believe that the biggest failure of the media and the protestors is to talk about SC/STs and OBCs in the same breath. They are not the same – they were never the same.

  4. Easy Home Improvement Portal said, on August 17, 2007 at 10:06 am

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  5. AarizMohammed said, on September 10, 2007 at 2:56 pm

    Great Information.
    Where can I get the soft copy of First Backward Classes Commission Report of India?
    Please guide me.
    Thank you.

  6. o p yadav said, on August 18, 2008 at 6:05 am


    Thanks for every efforts I think reservation is more for socially backward therefore creamy layer need not be there As a person may be an IAS but his being a backward class always make him handicap in the society therefore continue with reservation without creamy layer for some more time.

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