Injustice against OBC students with postdoctoral fellowship, fewer PhD slots, alleged student body

all India OBC Students Association (AIOBCSA) has written a letter to education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan highlighted the alleged “injustice” being done in the allocation of slots for the National Fellowship. In its letter, the student body said, “Injustice is being done in allotment of number of slots for National Fellowship for OBCs.”

The letter said that the National Fellowship for Other Backward Classes (NFOBC) was introduced to help OBC research scholars to pursue MPhil and PhD in various universities, however, the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MoSJ&E) The number of slots allotted by NFOBC. ) is 1000. The number of slots allotted for National Fellowships for SCs, Minorities, STs are 2000, 1000 and 750, states the student body quoting the Mandal Commission report.

The students claimed that there is a need to increase the National Fellowship for OBCs from 1000 to 5000 as many OBC students are pursuing PhD.

Data shared by the student body with the Ministry of Education

It further states that the University Grants Commission (UGC) is allotting 100 slots of postdoctoral fellowship for SCs and STs every year, however, there is no such fellowship for OBCs. The student body demanded that similar facilities should be provided to them as well.

“We request you to introduce Postdoctoral Fellowship for OBC and increase the number of slots for National Fellowship for OBC from 1000 slots to 5000 slots,” the student body urged the Education Minister through its letter.

Recently, a delegation of AIOBCSA has given representation to Justice. KK Sasidharan, President, Recommendation of reservation for OBC in local body Election To conduct caste census in the Union Territory of Puducherry and implement OBC reservation according to their population.

Recently, there has also been a demand to increase the creamy layer ceiling for OBC reservation. Currently eligible for 27 per cent reservation in educational institutions and government jobs belonging to Other Backward Classes (OBCs) who fall in the creamy layer category with an annual income of more than Rs 8 lakh.

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