Gujarat has become the first state to implement 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions to the economically weaker sections in the general category.
Explaining about the implementation of the scheme will bring social equanimity, Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani said, “it is clarified that the eligibility of the new quota will be applicable only for which the announcement for jobs and admissions have been made but the process has not yet begun.”
The ongoing process in jobs and higher education will be suspended for time being and fresh process will begin after incorporating the 10 percent additional quota. It is also pertinent to mention here that the benefits under the fresh quota will not be applicable for processes begun before January 14, 2019.
According to the official release, “10 percent quota for the economically weaker class from the general category will be over and above the existing 49 percent quota for SC, ST and OBC.”
Gujarat is the first state to implement Government’s historic and unprecedented decision to implement the 10 percent reservation for general category poor candidates.
The Centre had taken the decision under Article 46 of Guiding Principles of Constitution of India after Amendment of the Articles 15 and 16, incorporating 10 per cent reservation for Economically Weaker Sections.