Ranchi, Chief Minister Hemant Soren on Wednesday said that the state government will send a proposal to the centre to conduct caste based census.
An announcement in this regard was made during the ongoing Monsoon Session of the Jharkhand Assembly. He said that across the country the demand for reservation is increasing and in every state on the basis of population reservation is being demanded however no such proposal has been sent from Jharkhand for having a caste based census.


The Chief Minister said that a mail has been sent to the PMO and time has been sought between September 12-20 so that an all party delegation can go and meet him and apprise him of the stand.
On the issue AJSU MLA Sudesh Kumar Mahto said that meeting with the centre will be held later atleast the government should first hold an all party meeting in the state. He said that there was still confusion in the state as who is the local, whether on the basis of land survey of 1932 domicile policy will be decided. He said that in the first cabinet meeting itself the government had promised 27 percent reservation to the OBCs which has been now forgotten.
BJP MLA Neelkanth Singh Munda that population of the tribals is decreasing. He said that the party was willing to support on caste based census but when as per the recruitment policy when appointments in third and fourth grade jobs will be made on the basis of certificates then whose census will be held here. He said that as per the recruitment policy the BJP wants to know as to who is the local.
Speaking over the issue of employment the Chief Minister said that the state government is committed to provide employment to the Adivasis and Moolvasis. A report of the select committee will also be tabled in the assembly in this regard.
Taking a swipe at the BJP he said that despite having a majority ‘they’ never thought as to how the dalits, poor and weak get their due and for 20 years no new laws were framed and it was due to this reason despite running a full majority government for five years they are sitting on ground.

(EW correspondent)