The All India Confederation of SC/ST Organizations came into existence in October 1997, to get the Office Memorandums dated 30.1.1997, 2.7.1997, 22.7.1997, 13.8.1997 and 29.8.1997, withdrawn. It is important to mention that these Orders were issued because of the High Court and Supreme Court judgements. Currently, High Courts and Supreme Court are again giving judgements to withdraw reservation in promotion and seniority benefits and even if SC/ST employees are competing with general categories, yet they are to be adjusted against reserved seats. Thus reservation is now for the upper castes. The country-wide agitation in 1997, 1998,1999 and 2000, forced the Parliament to pass 81st, 82nd and 85th Constitutional amendments and the anti-reservation orders were withdrawn.
The rally of 11th December 2010 at Delhi was so huge that it was reckoned as one of the ten biggest rallies after Independence (as per Hindustan newspapers survey). Had our Confederation not fought for saving reservation, this would have been finished at that time itself. Which organization has got such a glorious record to protect the rights of SC/ST people in the country? Which organization propagated Buddhism in such a big way as was done on November 4, 2001, when lakhs of Dalits became Buddhists? Which organization successfully protected reservation in higher education for OBCs in 2006? Which organization intervened and struggled for reservation in Lokpal and presented Bahujan Lok Pal Bill in Parliament? Of course, none other than us! Is it not enough to know and understand us? In future also, none other than us will protect the rights and dignity of SC/ST people and carry forward the caravan of Baba Saheb.