THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The Assembly on Thursday passed the Kerala Devaswom Recruitment Board Bill- 2015 as reported by the Subject Committee.
The major highlight of the Bill is that once it becomes law, there will be 32 percent reservation for SC/ST and OBC candidates in the appointment of employees in the Devaswom Boards in the state.However, five members from the opposition who had registered their dissent to the report came down heavily on the government during the discussion.
C K Nanu of the JD(S) pointed out that there was an unholy nexus between the Congress and BJP in resisting the V P Singh Government’s decision to implement the Mandal Commission report aimed at providing job reservation for OBCs.Babu M Palisseri of the CPM said the RSS and Sangh Pariwar outfits were propagating that income from the temples were reaching the treasury and being used for the welfare of the minorities.
V S Sunilkumar of the CPI who spoke in length alleged that the Bill was nothing but a document prepared by certain community leaders.
A Pradeep Kumar of the CPM had no doubt that the Bill, in its present form, will help only the RSS workers to take over the temples in Malabar.
“You are throwing out the temples of Malabar into the hands of the RSS men. It will help only to strengthen the RSS,” he alleged.