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Ashok Gehlot govt in Rajasthan to make necessary amendments to provide 10 pct EWS quota


Devdiscourse News Desk jaipur India
Updated: 14-02-2019 03:07 IST
Ashok Gehlot govt in Rajasthan to make necessary amendments to provide 10 pct EWS quota

The Rajasthan government on Wednesday announced that it will make required amendments to provide 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and education for the economically weaker sections in the general category. The government also announced to increase the creamy layer ceiling for OBC reservation to Rs 8 lakh from the existing Rs 2.5 lakh per annum.

Energy minister B.D Kalla informed the House that the state cabinet in its meeting held on Tuesday decided on both the issues. "The state government has decided to provide 10 per cent quota as approved by Parliament on January 14, 2019 for the economically weaker sections (from general category). The government will make necessary amendments in the rules," he said.

He said the Centre had on September 13, 2017 increased creamy layer ceiling for OBC reservation to Rs 8 lakh per annum. On the similar lines, the Rajasthan government will also increase the limit to Rs 8 lakh from existing Rs 2.5 lakh, he said in the Assembly.

The state assembly also passed a resolution by voice vote for one-third reservation of seats for women in the Assembly and Lok Sabha. Presenting the resolution, state Women and Child Development minister Mamta Bhupesh said that taking cognisance of the decision taken by the state government for reserving one-third seats for women in the Assembly and Lok Sabha, the House appeals the government of India to pass the women reservation bill at the earliest.

(With inputs from agencies.)

COUNTRY : India

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