Sunday, March 2, 2014

Bharatpur, Dholpur Jat to get OBC reservation benefit

Bharatpur, Dholpur Jat community will get OBC reservation benefit now. Union Cabinet cleared reservation for the Jat community under the other backward castes quota. According to sources Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Ajit Singh was keen to clear reservation for Jats. The Congress had, however, dismissed reports that the Centre was trying to woo Jats ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari had said, "Not everything can be seen through the lens of election. This demand has been long pending which Cabinet has accepted."
Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, the government decided to include the Jat community in the central list of OBCs in nine states, a move that is expected to benefit about nine crore people from the community. The decision would pave the way for the community members to avail benefits of reservation in central government jobs and central education institutions as per the existing norms. The Central list of OBCs for the states of Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttarrakhand, Uttar Pradesh and the National capital territory of Delhi will include the Jat community.
Ajit Singh, Vasundhara welcome Cabinet nod for Jat reservation. Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje said Jats all over Rajasthan were already getting the benefits of reservation in Central government jobs and educational institutions. “We had demanded inclusion of Jats from Bharatpur and Dholpur in the Central OBC list. So this is a victory for us”. 

Thursday, June 20, 2013

All India Jat Mahasabha President - Captain Amarinder Singh

Former Punjab Congress Committee president, Captain Amarinder Singh has now vowed to work for the betterment of the jat community as on Sunday he was unanimously appointed as the national president of All India Jat Mahasabha by leaders from 12 states who had gathered in Shimla. After his election, Amarinder said his priority would be to remove social evils like female feticide and dowry system prevailing in the community, besides ensuring reservation for jats under OBC category.
His emergence as the new jat leader has left many surprised. On being questioned about his association with the community, he said that Jat Mahasabha leaders had approached him few days back and he accepted their decision of leading them. "My association with Jat Mahasaba dates back to 1982 and I was the patron of the association," he added. Jat leaders from Haryana, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Maharashtra and Uttarakhand passed a resolution for the unanimous election of Captain Amarinder Singh as their new national president. Moving the resolution, secretary general of the mahasabha, Yudhvir Singh, said, "Captain Amarinder Singh is one of the few icons of the community known across the country as well as internationally."