HYPER publicity of Soharabuddin encounter case, finalising 3000 pages charge sheet even before examining an accused, inventing bogey of Hindu terrorism etc are cold-blooded strategies of the Congress Party to divert attention of Hindus from the fact that Congress has set into motion through Sachar Committee and Ranganath Misra Commission a plan to ruin careers of all serving Hindu civil servants, whether Central Government or State Government employees, whether teachers or doctors, whether constables or inspectors and to reduce percentage of all Hindus in public services from 95 per cent to below 85 per cent.
Reduction in job opportunities, reduction in promotional avenues and reduction in educational seats for all sections of Hindus have been happening because Hindus have, been blindly voting for such political parties like the Congress Party which openly declared that if elected they will give first preference to minorities i.e. they will accord second class treatment to Hindus.
As per Hindustan Times of December 24, 2008 (New Delhi edition) the Parliament was informed that as a result of special efforts made by the UPA Government such as the Sachar Committee, PM’s 15 Point Programme etc the share of minorities in central sector jobs increased from 6.9 per cent in 2006-07 to 8.7 per cent in 2007-08. Consequently percentage of Hindus declined in one year from 93.3 per cent to 91.1 per cent.
In the full page advertisement appeared in the Hindustan Times (February 18, 2010) the Ministry of Minority Affairs claimed credit for increasing trend in recruitment of minorities in Government and public sector undertakings from 8.23 per cent to 9.18 per cent in 2008-09 as a result of the UPA guidelines. Consequently in 2008-09 percentage of Hindu intake officially declined to 90.92 per cent. For this forced decline in Hindus’ intake those Hindu voters are responsible who cast their votes in favour of the Congress Party.
Riding on the shoulders of its innocent Hindu voters the Congress Party wants to reduce percentage of Hindus in job sector below 85 per cent in terms of the Ranganath Misra Commission as the Misra Commission has recommended 15 per cent jobs to be reserved exclusively for minorities.
The Indian Express (June 26, 2008, page 9) reported that in the Home Ministry minority recruitment (Paramilitary police formations) was over 20 per cent of fresh appointments. In Paramilitary forces minorities are being over recruited. This fact is always hidden by the so-called secular media from Hindu public.
Let us look into the harm which the Ranganath Misra Commission Report would inflict upon all serving Hindu civil servants and all Hindus who aspire for civil service career.
On December 18, 2009 the UPA Government tabled the Ranganath Misra Commission Report on the table of the Parliament. By suggesting to reserve 15 per cent for minorities it has recommended reducing promotion and job opportunities of all Hindu officials and Hindu youth at least by 15 per cent, reducing availability of educational seats from nursery to university level in non-minority sector to all sections of Hindu students by at least 15 per cent, and; disadvantaging SC and ST Hindus by yoking them within their existing reservation quotas with Muslims and Christians who enjoy better literacy rate.
Para 16.2.16 of Misra Commission Report reads: “Since the minorities – especially the Muslims – are very much under-represented, and sometimes wholly unrepresented, in government employment, we recommend that they should be regarded as backward in this respect within the meaning of that term as used in Article 16 (4) of the Constitution – notably without qualifying the word ‘backward’ with the words “socially and educationally”: and that 15 per cent of posts in all cadres and grades under the Central and State Governments should be earmarked for them”.
Para 16.2.16 reads, (a) The break up within the recommended 15 per cent shall be 10 per cent for the Muslims (commensurate with their 73 per cent share of the former in the total minority population at the national level) and the remaining 5 per cent for the other minorities.
(b) Minor adjustment inter se can be made within the 15 per cent earmarked seats. In the case of non-availability of Muslims to fill 10 per cent earmarked seats, the remaining vacancies may be given to other minorities if their members are available over and above their share of 5 per cent; but in no case shall any seat within the recommended 15 per cent go to the majority community. (This anti-Hindu formulation has been taken from a 1937 order of the British Government of India.)
In the Indira Sawheny case, the Supreme Court had observed: “It is, therefore, clear that economic criterion by itself will not identify the backward classes under Article 16(4). The economic backwardness of the backward classes under Article 16(4) has to be on account of their social and educational backwardness. Hence, no reservation of posts in services under the State, based exclusively on economic criterion, would be valid under clause (1) of Article 16 of the Constitution.”
Since Muslims and Christians enjoy better literacy rate than Hindus in over twelve States they cannot be called educationally backward so they are just not entitled for any reservation under the Constitution.
So the Misra Commission recommendation is totally unlawful as it suggests giving reservations to Muslims by ignoring the educationally backward requirement of the Constitution and the Indira Sawhney case law.
All the Hindu officers serving under the Central Government or any State Government, professors, doctors, engineers, police constables, inspectors, etc should open their eyes and take note that the Misra Commission has recommended reservation of 15 per cent of posts for religious minorities in all cadres and in all grades of each cadre under the Central and the State Governments. Ten per cent posts will be solely for Muslim officials/candidates and five per cent for other minorities.
It means that from the date of implementation at least 15 per cent posts in the grade of Secretary to Government of India, and other grades of Additional Secretary, Joint Secretary etc. shall get reserved for minority officers which will block or retard pace of promotion of many Hindu officers and may result into many Hindu officers land up serving under their own junior minority religion officers. This would be happening all over India in all departments, central as well as provincial, whether school teachers, lecturers, deputy superintendents of police, engineers, deputy collectors, inspectors of police, customs, income tax, public sector undertakings, etc.
As per Hindustan Times report Hindus held 91.7 per cent of jobs in the Central sector in 2006-07 but after the Misra Commission Report is implemented Hindus’ promotional avenues will get restricted to 85 per cent of existing posts so the pace of their promotions will get slowed with worsening stagnations. But minority officials who constituted only 8.3 per cent in 2006-07 will fill up 15 per cent of posts i.e. pace of their promotions will be much faster than those of Hindu officials.
So it is high time that all Hindu officials and all those Hindus who aspire to join public services should come out of their secular and progressive slumber and open their eyes to see that it is Congress Party aided by Communists and various parties (Mulayam Singh Yadav, Lalu Yadav, Ram Vilas Paswan, Mayawati, K Karunanidhi, Sharad Pawar, Chandrababu Naidu etc) that is going to harm their roji roti and their career interests permanently and irreversibly.
The Misra Commission has made a false claim that Muslims are under-represented in services. Supporters of Muslim reservation often say that Muslims are about 13 per cent of population but in IAS etc their representation is much less at about 4 per cent so they are under-represented in services and there should be reservation for them to boost their per cent to 13 per cent.
Vide its table 3.6, Misra Commission reports that graduation percentage of Muslims is only 3.6 per cent. As only graduates are eligible and can aspire for public services percentage of Muslims in services which is at 4 per cent is fair and already more than commensurate to their graduation percentage.
Muslims are about 4 per cent in services but 10 per cent jobs in all cadres and in all grades are proposed to be reserved for them by the Congress Party. It means that Muslim officers will have much faster pace of promotions vis-à-vis Hindu officers and will also occupy senior positions for longer periods than Hindu officers.
In Para 12.3, the Misra Commission itself states: “Analysis of literacy rate reveals that Muslims were better off than Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes”.
According to the 2001 Census, the Sachar Committee and the Misra Commission (table 3.5, paras12.3, 18.5 etc) Christians have higher literacy rate (80 per cent) as compared to other religious minorities as well as the national percentage of 65 per cent. Christians have higher literacy rate than Hindus. Christians have higher per capita income too. So Christians too cannot claim to be backward in any sense.
In eleven states, Muslim males have higher literacy rate than Hindu males. These states are Andhra Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Kerala, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu.
In thirteen states, Muslim women enjoy higher literacy rate than Hindu women. These are Andhra Pradesh, Andaman & Nicobar, Chhattisgarh, Daman & Diu, Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Orissa, Pondicherry and Tamil Nadu. (Statements 8a and 8b, Census Report 2001).
The Sachar Committee (page 53) also admits that in ten states literacy rates among Muslims are higher than even that of the upper caste Hindus and also higher than SC/ST Hindus.
Under para 16.3.5 the Misra Commission has recommended to confer Scheduled Caste status on what are known as dalit Christians and dalit Muslims. In para 16.3.6. Misra recommends: “We further recommend that all those groups and classes among the Muslims and Christians, etc. whose counterparts among the Hindus, Sikhs or Buddhists, are included in the Central or State Scheduled Castes lists should also be covered by the Scheduled Caste net. If any such group or class among the Muslims and Christians, etc. is now included in an OBC list, it should be deleted from there while transferring it to the Scheduled Castes.”
The National Commission for Scheduled Castes headed by Congressman Shri Buta Singh also favours giving ‘reserved’ status to dalit converts to Christianity and Islam but does not want them to be included in the 15 per cent SC quota and wants to further reduce seats available to general class Hindus so as to create a new quota for dalit converts. (Times of India, July 14, 2007). So general category Hindus will get size of their cake further reduced if they continue to vote for the Congress party or any Jaichandi party in any election.
The term Scheduled Castes was first used in the Government of India Act of 1935. The Government of India Scheduled Caste Order was first issued under this 1935 Act. Paragraph 3 of this Order issued on April 30, 1936, reads: “No Indian Christian shall be deemed to be a member of Scheduled Caste.”
In 1936 the British Government of India had rejected similar demands to include Muslims and Christians in the list of Scheduled Castes but the Congress Party appointed Ranganath Misra Commission has recommended inclusion of dalit Chistians and Muslims in the SC list. It means that today the Congress Party is more pro-Christian than white British Christians were and that Congress Party is more anti-Hindu than the British were.
If Muslims and Christians are added into SC quota they would take lions share because of their higher literacy rate further disadvantaging SC Hindu candidates leaving SC Hindus more high and dry.
Christians constitute only 10 per cent of the Vanvasi population but because of their higher literacy rate they corner about 90 per cent of all ST reservation quotas. ST Hindus are suffering because they are not careful at time of voting.
Ranganath Misra Commission has also recommended that Muslims and other religious minorities who are living from 1947 in Vanvasi areas should be treated as ST for purposes of social welfare. So it is another route to reduce educational, employment and economic (E-3) space of ST Hindus.
Let us examine how many jobs Hindus are going to lose in terms of the Misra Commission Report.
Till 2009 SC Hindus were entitled to compete for 1500 posts reserved out of every 10000 posts in Government sector, OBC Hindus were entitled to compete for 2700 posts and ST Hindus were entitled to compete for 750 posts.
Riding on shoulders of its Hindu voters the UPA Government in terms of Ranganath Misra Commission is planning to reserve 15 per cent posts for minorities, and as Man Mohan Singh has publicly asserted in December 2006 that minorities have first claim over government resources so SC Hindus will be eligible to compete for 15 per cent of remaining 8500 posts i.e. 1270 posts, OBC Hindus (including OBC Muslims and Christians) will compete for 27 per cent of 8500 i.e. 2290 posts, and, ST Hindus (including ST Christians) will compete for 7.5 per cent of 8500 i.e. 630 posts.
In other words scope of job opportunity for OBC Hindus would get reduced by 610 posts, scope of job opportunity for SC Hindus would reduce by 230 posts and for ST Hindus by 120 posts per 10,000 posts under the Misra report.
The upper caste Hindu candidates till 2009 were eligible to compete for 5050 posts out of every 10000 posts but now under Sonia Gandhi-Man Mohan and Ranganath formula they can compete only for 4310 seats. That is their space will shrink by 740 posts per 10000 posts. And wonder of wonder is that this reduction in E3 space of all categories of Hindu applicants will be achieved on strength of those Hindus who give their notes and votes to Congress Party or to other Jaichandi parties.
Para16.2.17 of the Misra Commission Report reads: “We are convinced that the action recommended by us above will have full sanction of Article 16 (4) of the Constitution. Yet, should there be some insurmountable difficulty in implementing this recommendation, as an alternative we recommend that since according to the Mandal Commission Report the minorities constitute 8.4 per cent of the total OBC population, in the 27 per cent OBC quota an 8.4 per cent sub-quota should be earmarked for the minorities with an internal break-up of 6 per cent for the Muslims (commensurate with their 73 per cent share in the total minority population at the national level) and 2.4 per cent for the other minorities – with minor adjustments inter se in accordance with population of various minorities in various States and UTs.”
If this route is adopted OBC Hindus will see their share shrinking from present 27 per cent to 18.5 per cent of posts.
Communal Composition of DPCs
In 1983, Prime Minister Indira Gandhi vide her 15 Point Programme for minorities became the first Prime Minister to have issued instructions to include minority members in all the Selection Boards and Departmental Promotion Committees. And one is shocked to see even educated Hindus praising Indira Gandhi as Durga. The circular to induct religious minority members in Selection Boards was re-issued during Prime Ministership of Rajiv Gandhi vide OM No39016/6(s)/87-Estt(B) dated June 10, 1987, and, during the Prime Minsitership of Vishwanath Pratap Singh, another secular veteran, vide OM 39016/6(S)89-Estt(B) dated August 16, 1990.
To reduce the percentage of Hindus and to increase the percentage of minorities in the government sector the UPA government has ordered inclusion of minority members in all Selection Boards and Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs). The Man Mohan Singh Government reiterated it in January 2007 with added condition of making quarterly reports on progress of minority candidates actually recruited and or promoted.
After all the ‘communally appointed members’ of the Selection Boards, Departmental Promotion Committees (DPCs) will have to show some result of their being added to Boards and, thus, the intake of minority candidates will go up and percentage of Hindu’s intake, whether leftist or rightist, whether forward or backward, whether upper caste or scheduled caste Hindus, whether Vanvasi Hindu or non-Vanvasi Hindu, whether North Indian Hindu or South Indian Hindu, whether Marathi speaking Hindu or Malayali speaking Hindu will automatically come down as the total number of vacancies to be filled by any Selection Board is fixed in advance.
The UPA circular instructs to give special considerations to minorities in all appointments, so danger bell is ringing loud and clear for all Hindu civil servants and all Hindu job seekers whether they are leftists or rightists, whether upper castes or lower castes that despite their better profiles they may not be selected if they continued to vote for any Jaichandi party in any election.
Adverse impact on E-3 space of Hindu students was covered in the Republic Day issue of Organiser January 31, 2010.
Hindus who do not want to harm their own career prospects or of their children and grandchildren should never cast their votes in favour of Jaichandi Hindu politicians as in the name of secularism they will certainly gang up in the Parliament and in State Assemblies to ruin career prospects of all Hindus.
(The writer retired two years ago from the Indian Foreign Service (1971 batch) and served as Consul General, Ambassador, High Commissioner to many countries. He is 1967 BHU Chancellor Gold medalist. Contact www.opgupta.org and [email protected])