Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma has asked the committee of all political parties and expert committee constituted to review the state reservation policy to examine the demand made by the indigenous minority tribes for 15% job reservation.
Speaking to reporters on Monday, Sangma said that the different indigenous minority tribes have submitted a memorandum to him.
“Accordingly, I have told them that the memorandum will be further given to the committee of all political parties and further also to the expert committee. Let these committees examine (the demand) and come back to us,” he added.
The Meghalaya Indigenous Minority Tribes’ Forum (MIMTF) had recently demanded 15 percent job reservation for the Rabha, Boro, Hajong, Koch and Mann tribes in the Garo Hills region of the state.
In a memorandum to the CM, the forum said, “We would earnestly request you to kindly consider and give 15% quota, as and when the existing Reservation Policy is reviewed, to the Indigenous Minority Tribes of Meghalaya specifically for- Hajongs, Koches, Rabhas, Boro-Kacharies and Manns and give them a scope to grow and come at par with the Khasis, Garos and Jaintias.”
“ If considered, we feel, this will compensate for the loss that they have suffered during the last 51 years in respect of service (Government Jobs) in particular and in other aspects like-education, economy etc,” it said.