The Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) Thursday asked the
central government to table in parliament the action taken report (ATR)
on the Ranganath Mishra Commission's recommendations for welfare of
religious and linguistic minorities in the country.
"It is the normal practice that any
report of a commission constituted by the government of India must
be brought to parliament along with an action taken report. This
lapse, hopefully, should be corrected in the forthcoming budget
session," said the CPI-M mouthpiece People's Democracy in its latest
"Only then will the country and the
people know how the government intends to implement the
recommendations of the commission," it said.
"Though the commission submitted its
report to the prime minister in May 2007, it was tabled in
parliament only in December, 2009. The Congress party's
prevarication on this issue is clearly established by this delay,"
The United Progressive Alliance
government is yet to come up with an action taken report on these
recommendations, the party mouthpiece said.
The CPI-M slammed the Congress for
criticising the West Bengal government's decision to give 10 percent
reservation in government jobs for socially and educationally
The Congress had termed the recent
announcement by Bhattacharjee as an "election gimmick".
"The decision of the West Bengal
government is based on the recommendations of Justice Ranganath
Mishra Commission. The CPI-M had broadly welcomed the commission and
its recommendations," said the editorial.
The Ranganath Mishra Commission was
established Oct 23, 2004, and its report was tabled in parliament in
December last year.