The Telangana government has issued an order to give 10 percent reservation to Scheduled Tribes (STs) in educational institutions and government jobs. At present, people belonging to the ST community in the state have 6 percent reservation in government jobs and admission in educational institutions.
This was announced by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao in a public meeting recently. CM Rao had said that his government would soon issue an order to increase the reservation limit for Scheduled Tribes to 10 per cent in admission to government jobs and educational institutions.
The bill was passed in the assembly in 2017
In April 2017, a bill was passed in the Telangana Legislative Assembly with a provision to provide 10 per cent reservation to the ST community. The bill was sent to the central government for the assent of the President. It has been said in the government order that in the last about 6 years, the state government has sent many applications in this regard, but the matter is still pending.
‘Now need to act without wasting time’
According to the order, now in these circumstances it is appropriate to increase the limit of reservation available to Scheduled Tribes without wasting any more time. The Government of Telangana has considered special circumstances in this matter. After this, an order was issued to increase the reservation limit for Scheduled Tribes from 6 percent to 10 percent in admission in educational institutions and in state government jobs.
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