State too will approve 10% quota for poor: CM Yediyurappa

Source: ENS | Published on 29th December 2019, 11:43 AM | Coastal News | State News |

Udupi: Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa on Saturday said the state government will consider giving 10% reservation to those who are economically weak and fall in the general category.

The central government gave its nod for providing 10% reservation for the economically backward in government jobs and education.

The bill was passed by parliament on January 9 this year and the act came into force on January 14.

The quota will be “in addition to the existing 50% reservation and subject to a maximum of 10% of the total seats in each category” as per the provision of the act.

It has already been implemented in states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana and Gujarat and Karnataka too will approve it, the chief minister said after inaugurating a Brahmin convention at koteshwara in Kundapura taluk.

The convention was organized by Akhila Karnataka Brahmin Mahasabha.

This reservation under EWS category is applicable to those persons who are not covered under the existing scheme of reservations for the scheduled castes (SC), the Scheduled Tribes (ST) and the socially and educationally Backward Classes.

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