JAMMU: The Jammu and Kashmir Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Commission (J&K SEBCC) for the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir launched its functioning from Jammu office located in the JKPCC building near Railway Head Complex after taking over the possession of its new office building in Jammu on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the Commission would also get possession of its office in the Legislative Council Building Srinagar soon and shall start working there.
Pertinently, the Jammu and Kashmir Socially and Educationally Backward Classes Commission headed by Justice (Retd.) G.D. Sharma with IFS (Retired), Rup Lal Bharti and IPS, Munir Ahmed Khan as its members has been constituted to look into the issues of Socially and Educationally Backward classes, Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the UT of J&K. Rakesh Dubey is the Secretary of the Commission.
The terms of Reference of the Commission shall be; to determine the criteria to be adopted in considering any section of the people in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir as socially and educationally backward class; using the criteria to examine the current list of the socially and educationally backward classes notified by the Government from time and time and for inclusion or exclusion of such classes in the list of socially and educationally backward classes; Using the criteria to examine the inclusion of other socially and educationally backward classes in the list of socially and educationally backward classes, to categorize the socially and educationally backward classes and examine the safeguards that should be provided to ensure balance and orderly development of all sections and classes of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir; to examine the overall question of providing reservation for recruitment to various posts under Government and or selections to various posts consistent with the need of ensuring the efficiency in administration and minimum standards for job requirements; to present to the Government of the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir a report(s) setting out the facts as found by the Commission and making such recommendations as it thinks proper for categorization of socially and educationally backward classes, as aforesaid and providing reservation for them and other communities.
The Commission will also have additional terms of reference for SCs/STs including to examine the Constitution (Jammu and Kashmir) Schedule Castes Order, 1956 and the Constitution (Jammu and Kashmir) Schedule Tribes Order 1989and to present a report to the Government of Jammu and Kashmir which would be examined and sent to the Government of India for suitable inclusion or exclusion or modification of the Castes and Tribes in the aforesaid orders for their application to the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir; any other matter which the Commission finds necessary to be considered and opine arising out of the aforesaid Terms of Reference.
The Commission shall make its final recommendations within a period of two years. It shall, however, submit its first interim report (s) within a period of three months from the date of its constitution or by 30-06-2020, whichever is earlier.