There is a demand for reservation in govt job in West Bengal and educational institutions. The state government also offers to backward communities. This includes untouchable castes like scheduled castes SC, scheduled tribes the indigenous Adivasi and other backward classes OBC. A large and different category of classes and castes are deemed economically, educationally and socially backward. The emergence of well-educated and middle-class Dalits is fighting alone for government reservation. The West Bengal government has mentioned that there are more educated and good government job opportunities for Dalits. There are millions of Dalits people living in rural areas but they are not a part of an organized economy. An announced was issued by West Bengal government last year for a whopping 2.5 million candidates for group D exam for 6000 posts. The figure shows that 417 candidates are competing for one post.
The employment and unemployment annual report of labor and employment ministry issued that there are 49 persons out of 1000 are jobless. Degrees holders like master degrees and doctorate degrees have also applied for this low-level position. The minimum eligibility for this job is class eight. Therefore, there is the number of candidates struggling to get a government job in West Bengal so there is a huge pathetic benchmark. The West Bengal government has announced 10 per cent reservation for Muslims in government jobs. The chief minister of West Bengal declared this policy at the state secretariat and bestowed the benefits for the Muslim community. Families earning more than 4.5 lakh per annum will not be eligible for the government job. However, students taken from government-aided schools will be temporarily kept out and the final decision will be made by the committee. A committee of members will be set up for minority development department and backward welfare department to recommend and advice to select the eligible groups for reservations. Therefore, the 7 percent OBC quota for Muslims has expanded to 17 percent in West Bengal.