Raj govt decides reservation for Gurjars, four other castes; heres why its important

the reservation will be mere one percent to enable it within 50 percent limit

Raj govt decides reservation for Gurjars, four other castes; heres why its important

Ahead of elections in Rajasthan, the state government took the crucial decision of extending reservations to five castes including Gurjars.

However, the reservation will be mere one percent to enable it within 50 percent limit.

Amongst the other castes which will be extended reservation includesGujjar/Gurjar, Banjara/Baldia/ Labana, Gadia-Lohar/Gadalia, Raika/Rebari and Gadaria communities.

The state Parliamentary Affairs Minister Rajendra Rathore said that decision was taken to give one per cent reservation to Gurjars and other castes under the most backward category.

A notification will be issued after the governor’s approval, he said.

The present overall reservation percentage in the state stands at 49 per cent.

The five castes were included in the Other Backward Classes (OBC) list in 1994. After the state cabinet’s decision, they can now seek benefits in educational institutions and job opportunities.

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