Special provision for Dalit, marginalized communities in new constitution
Tuesday, 17 November 2009 16:16
The parties have reached an agreement for special provision in the new
constitution for special rights to Dalits and other marginalised
During a discussion on paper presented by sub-committee on Tuesday,
the members of the State Restructuring Committee under the Constituent
Assembly agreed for special provision for their better participation
The committee decided to recommend 3 percent quota at central level
and 5 percent at state level Dalit reservation quota. In other
sectors, the quotas will be based on the population ratio.
The committee has asked the parties to present their views on state
restructuring immediately, warning the parties will be left out if
they fail to comply with the orders.
In the meantime, CPN (UML) and Nepali Congress are scheduled to table
their views on state restructuring at the committee on Wednesday. UML
has proposed 15 states while NC is yet to finalise its vision on
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