The Haryana Backward Classes Commission, which met on Wednesday under the chairmanship of Justice KC Gupta (retd), decided to invite applications from several communities for inclusion of their caste in the list of Other Backward Classes.
The communities that may apply are Jats, Jat Sikhs, Rors, Tyagi, Bishnoi, among others. Applications should be sent within a month.
A spokesperson of the commission said applicants can send their request to the office of the commission, addressed to Secretary, Haryana Backward Classes Commission, 2nd Floor, 42-44, Sector 17-A, Chandigarh.
The commission met to examine and recommend the request of Jats, Jat Sikhs, Rors, Tyagi, Bishnoi and other communities for inclusion. The commission also heard complaints regarding inclusion of backward classes in the list.
Commission members Jai Singh Bishnoi, Som Dutt and Arjun Dev Gulati were present at the meeting.
The government recently formed the commission to recommend eligible communities in the list. The state authorities had promised to set up the commission after Jats started demanding job reservation under OBC category.
They then lay seize to over a dozen railway tracks in several parts of north India in May.
The stir, which lasted close to three weeks, led to cancellation of dozens of trains daily. Many passengers were stranded for days and had to switch to other modes of transport. The state authorities and police were mere spectators.
The Jats stopped their protest only after chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda agreed to set up a commission to consider their demand.