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Merit-based quota in private sector sought

KOLAR, AUG. 21. V.R. Sudarshan, acting Chairman of the Legislative Council, has called for merit-based reservation in the private sector.

Participating in the 89th birth anniversary celebrations of Devaraj Urs here, Mr. Sudarshan said since job opportunities in the public sector had become scarce, multinational companies should be persuaded to follow the reservation policy.

He said the ideals of Devaraj Urs were relevant even today and called upon the people to follow them.

Survey

He said the Government had decided to conduct a survey to assess the efficacy of various welfare schemes for the poor.

He urged the Government and private professional colleges to sort out the issue related to admission.

Any decision in this regard should safeguard the interests of poor meritorious students from rural areas, he added.

K. Srinivasa Gowda, Agriculture Minister, who inaugurated the celebrations, said Devaraj Urs worked for the betterment of backward classes.

Bold decision

As the Chief Minister, Devaraj Urs took a bold decision to implement the Land Reforms Act, he added.

K.V. Narayanaswamy, President of the Kolar Zilla Panchayat, and G.K. Ramesh Kumar, Vice-President, and K.B. Srinivasa Murthy, president of the Kanaka Yuva Sene, spoke.