DAILY FROM: AHMEDABAD, CHANDIGARH, DELHI, JAIPUR, KOLKATA, LUCKNOW, MUMBAI, NAGPUR, PUNE, VADODARA SINCE 1932 `6.00 (`8 PATNA & RAIPUR, `12 SRINAGAR) WWW.INDIANEXPRESS.COM 983 OF 2,633 SUB-CASTES HAVE ZERO REPRESENTATION Jobs, admissions: 97% of Central OBC quota benefits go to just under 25% of its castes Need to sub-categorise as per population, says Commission, to ensure a more level playing field SHYAMLAL YADAV NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 6 UK wants access to Michel, CBI vets request ALMOST 97 PER CENT of all jobs and admissions reserved at the Central levelfor OtherBackward Classes (OBCs) has gone to just under a quarter of all sub-castes classified as OBCs. As many as 983 OBC communites — 37 per cent of the total — have zero representation which means not a single job, not a single seat. And just 10 communities of OBCs have availed of as much as 24.95 per cent of jobs and admissions. Sources said the groups that areamongtheprimebeneficiaries includes Yadav, Kurmi, Jat (Jats of Rajasthan except those of Bharatpur and Dholpur district are in Central OBC list), Saini, Thevar, Ezhava and Vokkaliga. This skew in OBC benefits is the key finding in a consultation paper prepared by the Commission to Examine SubCategorisation of OBCs, The Indian Express has learnt. SHARE OF OBC RESERVATION Numberof OBC sub-castes Percentage ofbenefit availed 10 38 102 506 994 983 Total:2,633 24.95 25.04 25 22.32 2.68 0 100 The commission, appointed in October 2017 — its term was extended last week to May 31, 2019 — analysed data of 1.3 lakh Central jobs given under OBC quota over the last five years and OBCadmissionstoCentralhigher educationinstitutions,including universities, IITs, NITs, IIMs and AIIMS, over the last three years. Data also reveals that the shareofseveralstatesinOBCquotas is much higher than their shareinthepopulationofIndia— therearemanystateswithmuch lowershareinbenefitsthantheir share in the population. In effect, the inequity across states and Union Territories is almost as acute as across different castes andcommunitieswhenitcomes to OBC quota benefits. As many as 994 OBC subcastes have a total representation of only 2.68 per cent in recruitment and admissions, sources said. The Commission, headed by formerChief Justiceof DelhiHigh CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 RAHUL TRIPATHI & SHUBHAJIT ROY NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 6 Senior execs Why didn’t you consult can now panel on Verma, SC asks apply to be Govt, reserves order IIM director ANANTHAKRISHNAN G A DAY after the British High Commission in New Delhi sought consular access to Christian Michel James, the alleged middleman in the AgustaWestland VVIP chopper deal, the CBI Thursday said the request had been received via the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) and was being legally examinedsinceMichelhadbeen brought to India through the extradition process from the UAE on court orders. A British national, Michel was sent to CBI custody for five days by a Delhi court Wednesdayaftertheagencysaid it needed to confront him with certaindocumentsandquestion him on the money trail in the case being probed for alleged irregularities. A senior official confirmed that the request had been NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 6 RITIKA CHOPRA NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 6 CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BUSINESS AS USUAL BY UNNY BEFORE THE VOTE Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singh at Parliament House on Thursday to pay tribute to Dr B R Ambedkar on his death anniversary. Anil Sharma FUTURE DIRECTORS of the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) may no longer need to have anything to do with academia — or even possess a PhD. According to rules notified under the IIM Act this week, executives, who have been in senior management roles for at least 15 years, will now be eligible to be appointed as directors. The premier business schools, in the past, have been headed by corporate executives, but such examples are few and far between. Ravi J Matthai, the first full-time director of IIM-Ahmedabad in 1965, and Subir Chowdhury, who headed IIM-Calcutta in the 1990s, are two such examples. “The examples of executives headingIIMsaremostlyfromthe early days when the institutes were young and talent pool was limited,”saidanIIMdirectorwho did not wish to be identified. Before the IIM Act kicked in this January, there were no fixed CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Bulandshahr police: Will Three poll states: first probe carcass, then Naamdars in BJP too, killing of Inspector higher share in Cong AMIL BHATNAGAR MILIND GHATWAI, DEEP MUKHERJEE & DIPANKAR GHOSE NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 6 FOUR DAYS after a mob murdered a SHO in Bulandshahr following protests over allegations of cows being killed, Uttar Pradesh police have shifted the focus of their investigation from nabbing the accused in the policeman’s death to solving the case of alleged cow slaughter. Speaking to The Indian Express, Additional Superintendent of Police (Bulandshahr) Rayees Akhtar said: “Our main concern at this momentistofindoutwhokilled those cows. After all, it was the killing of the cows that led to the BHOPAL, JAIPUR, RAIPUR, DECEMBER 6 Inspector Subodh Kumar Singh’s family with Yogi Adityanath. Photo: CM Office protest, which resulted in InspectorSubodhKumarSingh’s murder. Our belief is that once we solve that case, it will throw CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 A KEY talking point in the election campaign for the five states — that ended Wednesday —was dynastiesinpoweroraspiringto power. While Prime Minister NarendraModiandBJPpresident Amit Shah underlined the Congress’s First Family for promoting dynastic rule, Congress presidentRahulGandhicriticised Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Raoforfavouringhisfamilywith government jobs. DECISION 2018 MADHYA PRADESH, RAJASTHAN & CHHATTISGARH Here are the dynasts — on both sides In these 3 outgoing Assemblies, the BJP has more dynasts than the Congress in MP and Rajasthan but less than its main rival in Chhattisgarh MADHYAPRADESH-37 CONGRESS-8MLAs ASSEMBLYSTRENGTH:230 BRIJENDRA SINGH OLA, 65 BJP:165,DYNASTS20 CONGRESS:58,DYNASTS17 MLA Jhunjhunu Son of Sis Ram Ola, ex-MP, Congress ■ Contesting from Jhunjhunu BJP:20MLAs ARCHANA CHITNIS, 54 VISHVENDRA SINGH, 56 MLA Burhanpur, Cabinet Minister MLA Deeg-Kumher Daughter of late Brijmohan Mishra, former speaker, BJP Son of late Brijendra Singh, ex-MP (Independent) ■ Contesting from Burhanpur ■ Contesting from Deeg-Kumher MALINI GAUD, 58 RAMNARAYAN GURJAR, 71 MLA Indore. Mayor MLA from Nasirabad Wife of late Laxman Singh Gaud, former minister, BJP Cousin of late Govind Singh Gurjar, former Congress leader and ex-LG, Puducherry ■ Contesting from Nasirabad ■ Contesting from Indore GAYATRI RAJE PUAR, 53 MLA Dewas DARSHAN SINGH, 49 Wife of late Tukojirao Puar, former minister, BJP MLA Karauli Son of late Hans Ram Gurjar, ex-MLA, Congress ■ Contesting from Karauli ■ Contesting from Dewas JALAM SINGH PATEL, 55 MLA Narsinghpur, Minister of State VIVEK DHAKAR, 41 Younger brother of Prahlad Patel, BJP MP Damoh & former Union minister MLA Mandalgarh Son of Kanhaiyalal Dhakar who switched from BJP to Congress ■ Contesting from Mandalgarh ■ Contesting from Narsinghpur DEVENDRA VARMA, 42 MLA Khandwa RAMESHWAR LAL DUDI, 55 Son of late Kishorilal Varma, former minister, BJP MLA Nokha, Leader of Opposition Son of late Jetha Ram Dudi, a Congress leader ■ Contesting from Khandwa HEMANT KHANDELWAL, 54 ■ Contesting from Nokha Son of late Vijay Khandelwal, former BJP MP MLA Kolayat MLA Betul BHANWAR SINGH, 44 Son of Rughnath Singh, a Congress leader ■ Contesting from Kolayat ■ Contesting from Betul ASHOK ROHANI, 53 MLA Jabalpur (Cantt) PRADHYUMN SINGH, 81 Son of late Ishwardas Rohani, former speaker, BJP MLA Rajakhera His late father and late uncle were ex-MLAs, Congress ■ Not contesting, Congress has fielded his son Rohit Vohra from Rajakhera ■ Contesting from Jabalpur (Cantt) CHAUDHARY MUKESH SINGH CHATURVEDI, 49 MLA Mehgaon Son of late Chaudhary Dilip Singh, PAGE 6 An analysis by The Indian Express of the three outgoing AssembliesinRajasthan,MPand CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 Snubbed In England, Pujara Makes His Point In Australia With A Fighting Ton PAGE 1 ANCHOR EXPRESSINAUSTRALIA SANDEEP G ADELAIDE, DECEMBER 6 CHETESHWAR PUJARA couldn’t stop laughing. He laughed through a host of television and radiointerviews.Atonepoint,he Pujara on his way to a century, in Adelaide on Thursday. Reuters knelt down, sprinkled some water on his face to conceal the fatigue after batting through most of the hottest Adelaide day this December — and beamed again at the camera. Behind the smile, and the fatigue, was a set of numbers on an intriguing day of Test cricket: 123 from 246 balls that helped India recover from 41 for four to 250 for nine. Duringthemandatorymedia interaction later, he laughed the loudest when he was asked: “Shall I call you Steve?” That was the name from his days in Yorkshire, where they couldn’t get their tongue around “Cheteshwar”. Cue the retort: “Not really, I would like to be called Pujara.” The cheeriness reflected the satisfactionofhisfirsthundredin Australia,onthefirstdayof aTest series, his team in a shambles CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 THE SUPREME Court Thursday reserved its order on petitions challenging the government’s decision to divest CBI Director AlokVermaof hischarge,observing that the problems between himandSpecialDirector Rakesh Asthanawas“notsomethingthat happened overnight to require immediate action”. It reminded the government ithadtobe“fair”andaskedwhat was the difficulty in consulting the selection committee before moving against Verma — the CBI Director is chosen by a committee comprising the Prime Minister, Leader of Opposition CBI Director Alok Verma and Chief Justice of India. Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi wondered why Parliament had not prescribed any “specific protection” for the CBI Director as it did for the CentralVigilanceCommissioner. The CJI told Solicitor General Tushar Mehta who appeared for the Central Vigilance Commission: “Situation which prompted the CVC to take action is not something that happened CONTINUED ON PAGE 2 BACK SERIES: 3 YEARS AGO Key statistics office revised UPA growth up, Niti rejected it Niti Aayog said data problematic, says then Chief Statistician T C A Anant P VAIDYANATHAN IYER NEW DELHI, DECEMBER 6 IN WHAT adds a fresh twist to the controversy over the downward revision of UPA growth data, it is now learnt that almost three years ago, the Central Statistics Office (CSO), in the Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation, had finalised back series data for GDP following a change in the base year from 2004-05 to 2011-12. That exercise hadled to an upward revision in growth rates for the UPA years but the Niti Aayog, then under Vice Chairman Arvind Panagariya, did not allow its release. While Panagariya could not be reached and did not respond to a text message and an e-mail, then Chief Statistician T C A Anantconfirmedthattherelease of data was withheld. “Niti Aayog had issues with a particularproxyweusedforcorporatesectorgrowthestimates,” Anant told The Indian Express. There will always be some degree of variation in growth data, Anant said, adding that perhaps NitiAayogshouldhavelookedat sectorwise data rather than ag- E EXPLAINED JOURNALISM OF COURAGE FRIDAY, DECEMBER 7, 2018, NEW DELHI, LATE CITY, 24 PAGES ● Questions on data integrity THE FACT that there is another set of data on GDP figures that Niti Aayog didn’t allow to be released raises institutional questions. Rejecting CSO data is the prerogative of the government. But what is important is the credibility of the statistical system since it is key to designing policy based on evidence. In a poll year, expect more politics over this economics. gregates (overall growth rates). Then Chairman of the National Statistical Commission (NSC) Pronab Sen who was CONTINUED ON PAGE 2
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