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Quota: Panel to finalise report on Sept 15

Oversight panel is also expected to give its view on "creamy layer" issue.

india Updated: Sep 10, 2006 12:50 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

The Oversight Committee, which is preparing a roadmap for implementing the 27 per cent OBC reservation in elite Central educational institutions, will meet on September 15 to finalise its report.

"We will finalise the report on September 15. The draft preparation of the final report is going on," said committee chairman Veerappa Moily, who was originally scheduled to submit the report to the government by August 31.

The former Karnataka Chief Minister, who held a series of consultations in August with academicians ahead of finalising the report, had earlier indicated that the implementation of the quota regime was possible only in a staggered manner.

"Some institutions said it (implementation) could be possible in one year and some other institutions felt it may be implemented in two years," he had said.

The committee is also expected to give its "considered view" on the "creamy layer" issue in its final report.

Moily had earlier ruled out any "bulldozing" of the 27 per cent quota for OBCs in elite central institutions and asserted that protecting the excellence of educational institutes would be the "main theme".

First Published: Sep 10, 2006 10:03 IST