Will look into OBC quota for pvt educational institutes: Sibal

Siddhartha Kumar
Sun, 31 May 2009

NEW DELHI: As he assumed charge, HRD minister Kapil Sibal promised to look into the implementation of OBC reservation in private unaided educational institutions.

"We will look into all such issues," Sibal told reporters when asked about his plans with regard to implementation of OBC reservation in private and unaided educational institutes considering that his predecessor Arjun Singh had gone half way by introducing quota in government institutions.

The government has implemented 27% seats for OBCs in Central Educational Institutions (CEI). Most of these institutions are implementing the quota in a staggering manner.

The government has allocated additional funds towards enhancing infrastructure for increasing the seats to implement the OBC quota.

To another question on educational institutions facing difficulties in implementing the OBC quota, Sibal said that "all new policies have teething problems. We will look into all those things".

The 27% quota in CEI has been implemented since 2007.



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