Vaishya Vani community to get OBC accreditation within 8 days
The prolonged issue of OBC accreditation to Vaishya Vani community will be finally resolved and the authorization will be issued to the community within next eight days: Rane
Mumbai: The prolonged issue of OBC accreditation to Vaishya Vani community will be finally resolved and the authorization will be issued to the community within next eight days, informed the Minister of Industries Narayan Rane on Wednesday.
The community significantly exists in Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Thane, Mumbai City and Suburbs, Satara, Kolhapur and Sangli districts. Mainly engaged in professions like farming, a small scale industries and retails shop, the community was earlier counted in OBC. Later, this accreditation was withdrawn for some technical reasons. Several delegations of this community met Rane and the Minister of Social Justice Shivajirao Moghe few times on this issue.
Rane was taking efforts to resolve it and finally the attempts are succeeded. The State OBC Commission presented report to the State government om 11th January in this regards.
According to the government’s instructions, this commission surveyed hundreds of villages where this community resides. They studied social and academic backwardness of this community. After analyzing the collected information, they reached to the conclusion that this community requires reservation.
OBCs were given reservation in the year 1967. At that time Kanthahaar Vaani community was included in the list of those first OBCs. Indentifying Vaishya Vanis as this community, they too were given reservation. But it is essential to study a community in prescribed manner before presenting reservation to it. Hence, the allegation of giving unauthorized reservation to this community was placed on the State government and in 2010 the OBC accreditation of this community was cancelled by the High Court.
The Supreme Court also seconded High Court’s decision and instructed to complete prescribed procedure to present reservation to the community. Accordingly, the State government instructed OBC commission to present a report on the same after due studies.
Now, the commission has submitted positive report to the government. Hence, the process of accreditation of OBC to Vaishya Vaani community is eased.
The proposal in this regards will be presented in the cabinet after discussing it in the sub-committee of the Cabinet which included Chief Minister, Deputy Chief Minister and the Minister of Social Justice. The process is in pace and the announcement will be made within eight days, informed Rane.