Under the chairmanship of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, union cabinet has approved 4.5% sub quota for the minorities under the 27% reservation quota for the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category.
However this has been seen as the kind of political strategy by the Congress Party just before the coming elections in the five states, especially UP where there is substantial portion of Muslim voters exist.
Following are some points regarding the new reservation system:
1-Muslims would be the main beneficiary of this sub-quota reservation.
2-Sikhs and Buddhist (minority groups) have many lower castes in their sect but most of them are already reaping the benefit of reservation under Schedule Caste (SC) category.
3-Jiainis don’t have lower castes.
4- Similarly Christians also don’t have OBC’s. Further peoples of other religion embracing Christianity are already getting the benefit of reservation pie under the Scheduled Tribes (ST) category.
5- Benefit of this system will accrue to the peoples whose income is under 4 lakh.