Kakianada: Kapus have appealed the State Government to issue certificates to them for enjoying 5 per cent reservation, under Reservation for Kapus Act-2019.
MLC Ramu Surya Rao and Kapu Welfare adviser D.N. Ramesh wrote a letter to the Chief Secretary of AP Government and said that when the eligible candidates are approaching government departments for applying under the GO Ms No. 45, dated March 8, 2019, the collectors and departments concerned were telling them that instructions for availing 5 per cent reservations to Kapus were not given by the government.
They are also telling that roster points have been not yet fixed by the government for the jobs being notified by APPSC.
Eamcet and other government competitive exams have been already completed and some of the exams are fast approaching.
Ramu Surya Rao said that when the Kapus approached the Higher Education Department for the seats earmarked under the reservation category, they told them that the government has been thinking of increasing the seats in educational institutions and then, giving the reservation.
Ramesh said that the government is playing a delaying tactic and has been denying Kapus their lawful and rightful share in the seats in this academic year. The State Acts on Kapus and EBCs just said that 5 per cent each in existing seats but they did not stipulate additional sanction of seats for implementing these Acts.
If the new government wants to increase the seats, this becomes a different policy decision. But the government can’t imagine that some new government will take a policy decision after May 23 and that additional seats would be sanctioned for these reservations. If the officials in government don’t immediately implement the law, there will be a similar situation like in Telangana where intermediate students came on the roads.
Ramesh appealed the government to issue instructions immediately to fix the roster points for the 5 per cent Kapu reservation, and 5 per cent EBC reservation and to inform all Collectors and departments concerned for recruitments and to issue Kapu reservation certificates and EBC certificates.
He requested the Chief Secretary to earmark the reservation within the existing sanctioned seats in the educational institutions. Unnecessary delay by the government in this matter will lead to unrest among the students. The government should not meaninglessly link implementation of 5 per cent Kapu reservation and 5 per cent EBC reservation to additional sanction of seats.
Ramesh said that the government officers, in particular, IAS officers should think wisely and give instructions for issuing EBC certificates to Kapus and EBC students to enjoy the reservation benefits.