According to a news report by PTI, Union Minister of Food and Public Distribution Ram Vilas Paswan demanded reservation for the backward classes in the private sector jobs. According to Paswan this will improve the condition of Dalits in the country.
Ram Vilas Paswan was speaking to reporters in Kolkata after attending a party programme.
“We demand that there should be a law which enables there should be reservation for backward classes, SCs and STs in the private sector jobs too. We see that even after so many years of independence the condition of Dalits in the country is still very bad,”- Ram Vilas Paswan
Reservation in Private sector is not a new demand. The UP government introduced voluntary reservation for backward classes in the private sector in 2007.As per this policy private firms that introduce 30 per cent reservation in their establishments will be provided tax benefits.