Staff Reporter

TIRUNELVELI: The Puthiya Thamizhagam has planned to organise a national-level seminar in Chennai on June 17 to evolve a strategy for streamlining reservation policies, filling up of vacancies in the Central Government organisations, finalise the amendments to be made in the Constitution for making reservation in education and employment opportunities for Dalits and others more effective.

Speaking to reporters here on Friday, the PT president, K. Krishnasamy, said though the common minimum programme of the UPA Government at the Centre favoured the filling up of 10 lakh vacancies in the Central Government offices, 33 per cent reservation for women etc. nothing had been done so far to implement the promises.

The latest announcement of 27 per cent reservation for Other Backward Community in Central universities and other institutes for higher education in medicine, engineering and management had been put in the cold storage as the Centre had planned to implement it only from June 2007.

"So the PT plans to bring about a consolidation between Dalits, minorities, OBCs in the reservation issue," Dr. Krishnasamy said.