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Only 5% OBC are Govt servants, no 'light' in 3800 houses


Only five per cent Other Backward Classes are government service, in spite of having job reservation for them since 1997, from 15 per cent in 1997 to 27 per cent today.

Over 3800 families of OBC live in Goa without having electricity in their houses.

Maximum people in OBC communities (22.26%) are daily wager workers, around 87,000 people.

The per capita income of 3.83 lakh strong OBC in Goa is hardly Rs 1366, with an average monthly income of only Rs 7652.  

Around 14,000 families have no house of their own and around 30,000 families have no pucca house for them, from among the OBC communities.

These, and many more, are the findings of the survey conducted by the Goa State Commission for Backward Classes.

As told by chief minister Manohar Parrikar after increasing OBC reservation quota to 27 per cent, the OBC in Goa had a quota of 15 per cent, when Bhandari – the major 61 per cent component – was included in the OBC in 1997.

While the Economically Backward Class of the OBC was enjoying 15 per cent quota in government jobs and education, the communities kept getting added to the OBC while the quota was also increased to 27 per cent in 2000.

However, it dropped to 19.5 per cent within three years, when Gawada, Kunbi and Velip communities were shifted to the Scheduled Tribe, who were granted 7.5 per cent reservation.

In spite of this, the survey reveals that only five per cent of the OBC, from among 3.83 lakh, enjoy government jobs today.

It means little over 19,000 OBCs are the government servants.

While one wonders how this is possible, the survey states that almost 60 per cent OBC have studied only up to Std IV or up to SSC. This amounts to the population of around 2.30 lakh.

It also reveals that hardly one per cent of OBC have higher education, which amounts to hardly 3831.

While conducting survey among 68,363 families, the survey states that 80 per cent have their own houses, which are 54,690 families.

It means 13,673 families have no house of their own.

Only 36 per cent, means 24,611 families, have pucca houses. It means around 30,000 families have no proper houses, even if they own it.

The survey findings are as follows:






Education: IV/X

60 %

2,29,856 persons

1,53,238 persons

Higher Education

1 %

19,154 persons


Govt Servants

5 %

19,154 persons



19 %

92,788 persons


Daily Wage

22.66 %

86,809 persons



2.85 %

10,918 persons



8.27 %

31,682 persons



2.28 %

30,647 persons


Average Monthly Income


Rs 7652/-


Per Capita Monthly Income


Rs 1366/-


Own House

80 %

54,690 families

13,673 families

Pucca House

36 %

24,611 families

30,079 families

No Electricity

5.63 %


3849 families


65 %

44,436 families

23,927 families

No Toilet

29 %


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