Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Gujarat to Implement 10% Reservation for Upper Caste and Minority Poor

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has stated that his government will begin the process of implementing the Constitution (103 Amendment) Act, 2019 from today (14 January), reports Indian Express.

The Act reserves ten per cent of the seats in education and jobs for economically weaker sections in the general category.

"The economically weaker sections from the general category will get 10 percent reservation in admissions to higher education and government jobs starting 14 January," said the Gujarat government in a release.

The release added that the new quota would not apply to recruitment or admission processes - tests or interviews - which were started before 14 January.

This announcement comes a day after the President gave his assent to the Amendment bill, thereby adding the new reservation clauses to the Constitution.

In 2016, though the BJP government in Gujarat under Anandiben Patel, had announced a similar ten per cent quota for the economically backward among upper castes, the ordinance was squashed by Gujarat High Court.

The Gujarat government said on Sunday that it will implement the 10% reservations for the economically backward sections of the general category from January 14.

On Saturday, President Ram Nath Kovind gave his assent to the constitutional amendment to allow the 10% quota.

“The economically weaker sections from the general category will get 10 per cent reservation in admissions to higher education and government jobs starting Uttarayan on January 14,” the state government said in a release.

The new quota will also be implemented in admissions and jobs that were advertised before January 14 but for which the actual process has not started, it said.

In such cases, fresh announcement about the admission process or jobs will have to be made.

However, if the recruitment or admission process – tests or interviews – has started before January 14, the 10% quota would not apply, the release added.


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