Ramulu takes charge as BC Commission chief
Hyderabad: Noted social activist and author BS Ramulu took over as chairman of Backward Classes Commission on Thursday. Juluru Gauri Shankar, Anjaneyulu Goud and Vakulabharanam Krishna Mohan are members.
Speaking at the event, Telangana Finance Minister Eatala Rajender emphasized the need for removing differences among castes in the society.
“Despite seven decades of freedom, our nation still faces caste discrimination, gender bias, atrocities and abuse and many maladies. There is an urgent need to address the caste-related issues and wipe out the differences,” he said.
Rajendar said the BC Commission should strive to transform the State into Bangaru Telangana. The Commission has to conduct an in-depth study on BC issues and the government is ready to address the same, he said, adding, there are no proper accounts on BC population as the previous governments and parties treated the BCs as mere vote banks.
The State government launched residential schools for BCs and several welfare schemes besides implementing Kalyan Lakshmi for girls. Promising to give all support to the BC Commission, Rajender asked it to submit a report to the government to do justice to all sections of the BCs.
Minister of Forests and Environment Jogu Ramanna, MP Suman and MLA Kishore Babu were also present. Jogu Ramanna said the government was committed to the welfare of the BCs with adequate funds. Ramulu said the Commission will try to do justice to all sections through government assistance.