Reality Check India

India Social Quiz

Posted in Uncategorized by realitycheck on December 17, 2007

Question :

The Mandal commission had to specify which castes in each state were backward. To do so, it had to evaluate nebulous things like the extent of social discrimination,  and easy to obtain data like representation in elected local bodies, state services, etc. So, it sent out a questionnaire to each state asking for this data.

As recorded by the commission, only one state furnished information about representation of castes in local bodies, etc.

Which state is it ?

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  1. reason said, on December 17, 2007 at 5:28 pm

    This should be a state that had nothing much to hide. Like a blatant lie that about 80% of its population was backward. Leaves out TN (and also karnataka, possibly bihar, UP).

    Other than that, I dont have any clue. Gujarat? or Orissa?

  2. Arvind said, on December 17, 2007 at 5:36 pm

    hmmm i dont think any state tat furnished this, ppl wud start fighting no matter how correct the figure is….

  3. Barbarindian said, on December 18, 2007 at 4:49 am

    What a scam the whole thing must have been.

  4. jayan said, on December 18, 2007 at 5:27 am

    Is it West Bengal?

  5. realitycheck said, on December 18, 2007 at 11:17 am

    It is Gujarat.

    I think this explains why there was no wholesale mobilization of caste in Gujarat.

    More data = less role for caste + more benefits to the truly deserving.

    Regarding representation of OBCs in higher public services, only a couple of states had given some information.

    (More answers in Arun Shouries book Falling over backwards Ch 5)


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