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Addressing presspersons here today, Dr. Penchalaiah said that the private sector registered a phenomenal growth in the 1990s after the introduction of economic market reforms by the Congress Government in 1991. Liberalisation, globalisation, and privatisation policies spurred economic activities in the private sector while the growth of PSEs declined. He urged the Union Government to introduce legislation providing reservation for SC/STs in the private sector.
Various committees had submitted reports to the Centre recommending quota in the private sector. It was difficult for dalits to get jobs in the private sector without reservation, he said.
Despite spending crores of rupees for the welfare of dalits, the socio-economic status of only two per cent of dalits had improved. A large majority of SC/STs had not benefited from the reservation policy due to various reasons, he added.
A convention of the BJP held at Mhow in Madhya Pradesh recently passed a resolution demanding reservation for SC/STs in the Army and judiciary, and while appointing dealers and providing contracts. The SC/ST Commission should be empowered to monitor implementation of the reservation policy in the public and private sectors, he said.
The State BJP SC/ST Morcha President, D.S Veeraiah, criticised the State Government's policies, and said that funds earmarked for development works this year were less compared to the previous years. No efforts were being made to fill the backlog vacancies in different departments, he charged.
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