Staff Reporter

Coimbatore: The fifth biennial conference of the Union Bank of India Backward Classes Employees Welfare Association has demanded full implementation of the Mandal Commission recommendations for reservation in education, private sector, judiciary, and relaxations and concessions for OBCs. This was one of the resolutions passed at the meeting held here recently.

Another resolution pleaded for implementation of the Natchiappan Committee recommendations for reservation in promotion, removal of creamy layer concept, removal of 50 per cent ceiling on reservation and clearing the backlog of vacancies of OBCs and reservation in all posts, including scientific and technology departments.

Other resolutions sought a parliamentary committee for OBCs and suitable amendments in the NCBC Act so as to give wider powers to National Commission for Backward Classes as has been given to the National Commission for SC/ST.

Reservation for women, especially those belonging to OBC, SC and ST, enactment of the Reservation Act and inclusion in the Ninth Schedule to keep the reservation policy outside the judicial review were also recommended.

A resolution seeking assessment of manpower requirement in the Union Bank of India, Tamil Nadu, considering the business expansion and to consider appointment accordingly was also passed.

The General Manager of Union Bank of India, R. Vishwanathan, inaugurated the conference. The Union Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment, Subbulakshmi Jagadeesan, R. Senthil, MP, and Ashok Vardhan Shetty, Secretary, Rural Development, Government of Tamil Nadu, participated.

Special camp conducted

A special camp of the Rural Postal Life Insurance (RPLI) was held at the Singanallur post office on Monday. People from Ondipudur, Vellalur, Chettipalayam, Aerodrome, Chinniampalayam and Neelikkonampalayam attended the camp, according to an official release.

The Senior Superintendent of Posts, Coimbatore division, P.P. Arumugam, presided over the camp and distributed insurance passbooks to 82 policyholders.

Applications for policies worth Rs. 65 lakh were received from the people.