A consortium of pro-Kannada outfits have called for a bandh in Karnataka on February The consortium, called Karnataka Sangathanegala Okkoota, has demanded an increase in reservations for Kannadigas in public as well as private sector jobs, as per the recommendations of the Sarojini Mahishi report. The Mahishi Committee, headed by former Union minister Sarojini Mahishi, was constituted in to recommend job opportunities for Kannadigas in Karnataka. It submitted the report two years later. The report, which included recommendations on quota in jobs, had suggested percent reservation for Kannadigas across all public sector units PSUs run by the state government.
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Karnataka is going to witness a shutdown in the state on Thursday with services expected to take a partial hit. But what is the hue and cry about? What is their demand? Why is the state going for a bandh? We have things simplified for you. Karnataka Sanghatanegala Okkuta -- a congregation of various pro-Kannada organizations -- have called for a bandh in the state from 6 AM on Thursday.
Read on to know why are they protesting. The pro-Kannada organizations are demanding implementation of decades-old recommendations of Sarojini Mahishi on job reservation for Kannadigas in both the government and the private sectors. The Sarojini Mahishi report recommends a certain percentage of jobs to Kannadigas in the public sector undertakings, private companies, and multinational companies.
All personnel offices in all industrial units in the state should invariably be a Kannadiga. She was the first woman MP from the state of Karnataka, who represented the constituency Dharwad North for four terms between and She was elected to the Rajya Sabha as a member of the Janata Party.
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Karnataka bandh: What has it got to do with the 3-decade-old Sarojini Mahishi report?
What began as opposition to "imposition" of Hindi by the Centre on Namma Metro trains and at stations has gone beyond signages and announcements. The Kannada Development Authority KDA on Thursday issued a notice to e-commerce giant Flipkart, asking it to provide details about the number of its employees, composition of Kannadidags in the firm's workforce, and steps taken to teach Kannada to those who don't know the language. The first person to have lost his life to influenza H1N1 was a year-old man from Sarojini Nagar area who died on May 22 earlier in the year. With GIM eliciting some humongous figures on proposed investments lined up for various parts of the state, the focus now shifts to translating them into reality. A high court division bench headed by Chief Justice Vikramajit Sen adjourned hearing of a PIL seeking implementation of the Sarojini Mahishi Committee report while seeking a response from the state by October 3. State revenue minister V Srinivasa Prasad on Sunday said that the state government is working out an action plan to provide jobs for Kannadigas in private sector industries and other organizations.
What is Sarojini Mahishi report? And why Kannadigas call for bandh?
Kumaraswamy, founder of e-Kavi, a forum of Kannada lovers from all over the world, to urge the Government to implement the Dr. Sarojini Mahishi Report. Please sign the online petition with your comments for effective implementation of Dr. Sarojini Mahishi Report at:. Effective implementation of Dr.
Karnataka Bandh: What is the Sarojini Mahishi Report
Sarojini Bindurao Mahishi 3 March — 25 January was an Indian teacher, lawyer, activist and politician. She was the first woman Member of Parliament from the State of Karnataka , who represented the constituency Dharwad North for four terms between and Mahishi is best known for heading the committee appointed by the government of Karnataka in to recommend criteria for reservation in employment in the State. Submitting the recommendations in , the committee recommended that a major percentage of employment in Karnataka should be reserved to the local people. She was the second of eight children. Sarojini was schooled in the government-run schools of Dharwad before she attended Willingdon College in Sangli.