The controversial Rajendra Sachar Committee may have had to shelve its Muslim headcount in the armed forces amid Opposition protest but a similar exercise was conducted in Bihar to assess the presence of Muslims and OBCs in the judicial set up.
The Registrar General (RG) of Patna High Court Madhusudan Singh wrote a letter addressed to all the district and session judges of the state on August 30 last year seeking detailed statement in respect to number of officers belonging to scheduled caste, scheduled tribe and Other Backward Castes (OBC), sources in the high court said on Wednesday.
Fourteen days later, another letter from the RG followed directing all the district and sessions judges for preparation of report on social, economic and educational status of the Muslims.
The RG said in the letter that he was directed to enclose a copy of pro forma and to say that Government of India has constituted a high level committee to enquire into the status of Muslims in the country and to submit its report.
The chairperson of the committee (Justice Rajendra Sachar) has sought certain information with regard to different categories of officials of the high court and the subordinate courts.
The pro forma having separate columns for Hindu and Muslims seeks details of male and female in different categories in the judiciary.