It supports move for direct recruitment to reserved vacancies
KOTTAYAM: The Nair Service Society (NSS) on Friday welcomed the State Government decision to introduce 10 per cent reservation for the below poverty line (BPL) families in the forward communities.
In a press release at Perunnai, NSS general secretary P.K. Narayana Panicker said the appointment of a permanent commission to look into the issue of creamy layer, as per the court directive in the Indra Sawhney case, too was a welcome decision. The NSS also supported the move to initiate direct recruitment to reserved vacancies.
However, he said the NSS had not made any change in its stance towards the Justice Narendran Commission. The submission of the report had raised a heated discussion in the State precipitating certain social circumstances. This had led to the initiative on the part of the Government to find a consensus on the issues involved, and as a responsible social organisation the NSS cooperated with the move, he said.
The NSS believed that it was only social justice that the various backward communities got their legitimate quota in appointments in government jobs. Any move to ensure assured reservation for these communities should be encouraged. There was nothing wrong in filling such vacancies through direct recruitment.
Direct recruitment cannot be equated with special recruitment, he said.
The NSS general secretary, who welcomed the move to introduce 10 per cent reservation for the BPL families in the forward communities at the under graduate and post graduate level, said the Government should have extended this facility to the professional courses too.