ANDHRA PRADESH

PMK chief calls for caste-wise census

In discussion: PMK leader S. Ramadoss and NTP leader T. Devender Goud at the BC conference in Hyderabad on Thursday

In discussion: PMK leader S. Ramadoss and NTP leader T. Devender Goud at the BC conference in Hyderabad on Thursday   | Photo Credit: . --PHOTO: P.V. SIVAKUMAR

HYDERABAD: Pattali Makkal Katchi president S. Ramadoss on Thursday demanded caste-wise Census in 2011, scrapping of 50 per cent creamy layer and reservations for OBCs, SCs and STs in higher levels of judiciary.

Addressing a seminar on ‘OBC Census and social justice’ organised by the Nava Telangana Party here, he said caste-wise census would help in the creation of data which would be useful in extending benefits to different sections of the population.

Decentralisation

V. Hanumanth Rao, MP, and T. Devender Goud, president of NTP, were among those who spoke. Both stressed the need for effective decentralisation of power to pave the way for empowerment of OBCs and other weaker sections of the population.

The seminar adopted a resolution that social justice could be ensured only when the benefits of government programmes were shared in proportion to the size of each community in the total population. It called upon States to implement the policy of preferential participation in economic activities by providing all facilities to OBCs, BCs, SCs, STs and minorities.

It demanded 27 per cent of posts of judges of high courts and the Supreme Courts for OBCs.

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