What are promotional or public interest groups?
- Promotional or public interest groups promote collective rather than selective groups.
- They aim to help groups other than their own members. For example, a group fighting against bonded labour fights not for itself but for those who are suffering under’such bondage.
- In some instances, the members of a public interest group may undertake activity that benefits them as well as others too.
- Like BAMCEF (Backward and Minority Community Employees’ Federation) is an organisation largely made up of government employees that campaigns against caste discrimination.
- It addresses the problems of its members who suffer discrimination but its principal concern is with social justice and social equality for the entire society.