Dharmendra seeks OBC quota in govt jobs, education in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has requested Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to implement Other Backward Classes (OBC) quota in government jobs and educational institutions.

He requested for reservation of provisions for Other Backward Classes (OBC) in government jobs and educational institutions and for Social and Economically Backward Classes (SEBCs) in educational institutions in Odisha.

“As you are aware, the OBCs/SEBCs constitute a considerable portion of the total population in Odisha, many of whom also face the scourge of poverty and illiteracy necessitating a special treatment to the communities both in the field of education and employment,” said Pradhan in a letter to the Chief Minister.