50% Quota For Weaker Sections In Party Posts, Plans Congress: 5 Points

50% Quota For Weaker Sections In Party Posts, Plans Congress: 5 Points

The Congress is holding a three-day Chintan Shivir in Udaipur.

The Congress plans to raise the representation of Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs), Other Backward Classes (OBCs) and minorities to 50 per cent at all levels of the organisation, the party announced on Saturday.

Here are the proposals cleared on Day 2 of the Congress ‘Chintan Shivir’ in Udaipur:

  1. At a news briefing on Day 2 of the three-day ‘Chintan Shivir’ brainstorming session in Rajasthan’s Udaipur, where the Congress is working on strategies to revive its flagging electoral fortunes, party leader K Raju listed some of the changes discussed.

  2. “Organisational reforms will be introduced in the party for social justice and empowerment,” he said, announcing the reservation proposal cleared by a panel on social justice and empowerment. It will need to be ratified at the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting tomorrow.

  3. The party also discussed setting up a social justice advisory council to assist the Congress president that will look at issues and give recommendations, the party leader said.

  4. A special session of the Congress Working Committee will be called once every six months for weaker sections, Mr Raju said.

  5. “At a national policy level, we want a caste-based census to be taken up. Reservations in private sector for SC and ST and OBC. And in the Women’s Reservation Bill, we want a provision for SC and ST women,” he said.

Assam Press