Hyderabad: Minority leaders and students said there is an urgency to implement the 12 per cent quota now since TSPSC and other recruitment agencies have been releasing series of job notifications and it makes no sense if Muslims get the benefit after all recruitments are done.
“First of all, the committee itself lacks legal sanctity. If any panel has the power to take decisions on quotas, it's the BC Commission. By ignoring the BC Commission, the TS government has clearly displayed its non-seriousness on this issue but is trying to mislead the Muslims with a ‘time-pass’ committee and by extending its tenure. There is no doubt that this quota hike issue will go on like this till elections approach in 2019 without any result," said Mr Mohd Ali Shabbir, leader of Opposition in TS Legislative Council, under whose tenure as minorities welfare minister in the YSR government the 4 per cent quota was introduced.