VC OBC Welfare Board convenes meeting with newly nominated members

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JAMMU: Vice chairman, State Advisory Board for Welfare & Development of the OBCs, RashpaulVerma Wednesday chaired a meeting with newly nominated members of the board to discuss issues relating to the welfare and development of OBCs in the state.
During the meeting, the members discussed various issues including reservation for OBCs of J&K as per Mandal Commission Recommendations, renaming of OSCs certificate into OBCs certificate in line with Government of India, abolition of creamy layer from OBCs on the pattern of SC/ST and if not then raising income criteria from 4.5 lakh to 8.0 lakh under creamy layer for issuance of OBCs certificate, enhancing the ceiling limit of scholarship for OBCs on the pattern of SC/ST, political reservation for OBCs in Panchayat/Municipalities and State Legislative Assembly and nomination of three MLCs of OBCs out of 8 MLCs to be nominated by the Governor under J&K Constitution, construction of hostel for students of OBC community in every district, a provision of CDF for development of OBCs under J&K State Advisory Board for the Welfare and Development of other backward classes.