Amendment to Article 371: ‘Draft panel' formed

GULBARGA: A meeting of office-bearers of Hyderabad Karnataka Horata Samithi (HKHS), which was held here on Sunday, chaired by its president and former minister Vaijinath Patil, has constituted

Published: 05th March 2012 05:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 06:29 PM   |  A+A-

GULBARGA: A meeting of office-bearers of Hyderabad Karnataka Horata Samithi (HKHS), which was held here on Sunday, chaired by its president and former minister Vaijinath Patil, has constituted a two-member committee to prepare the draft of the Amendment to Article 371 o f t h e Constitution for Hyderabad- Karnataka.

The Samiti selected Basavaraj Komnur and Rajak Uppar as members of the drafting committee and suggested a few points to be incorporated in the draft and asked them to submit the draft by March 10.

The committee has been asked to incorporate the suggestions of modalities of giving reservation in employment and education to youths of the region, ask the Centre to provide special grants for 10 years for infrastructure development of the region, ban the sale of irrigated land to outsiders, give backlog appointment facility to youths from 1998 as employment offices were defunct from that year, facilitating people of other regions to get employment in this region.

The meeting also suggested to incorporate the proposal of giving grants to private educational institutions of general category after five years and to private educational institutions of SC/St category after three years, to increase the literacy and education ratio of this region.

A delegation of HK Horata Samiti will meet the Chief Minister and present the draft and request him to send it to the Prime Minister to incorporate the points in the Bill of Amendment to Article 371, to be presented in Parliament.

The Samiti would also request the CM to put pressure on the Centre to present the Bill in the budget session of Parliament.

MSIL president Vikram Patil and RPI leader Shivaram Mogha among others attended the meeting on Sunday.

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