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Gujarat, Becomes 1st State To Implement 10% EWS Reservation Benefits, From Today

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| January 14 , 2019 , 11:44 IST

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Monday announced that the state has decided to implement the new law of 10% reservation in government jobs for people from economically weaker sections in the general category from January 14- Makar Sankranti Day.

Vijay Rupani took to his Twitter account to declared the news and he wrote, "Happy to state that the Government Of Gujarat has decided to implement 10% EWS reservation benefits from 14th January, 2019. It will be implemented in all ongoing recruitment process too wherein there is only Advertisement published but first stage of examination is yet to held."

However, the decision will apply only to ongoing recruitment processes in which only advertisements have been published but the first stage of examination is yet to held.

Though, a government circular is yet to be issued. Later, Gujarat Public Service Commission chairman Dinesh Dasa tweeted, saying it would postpone state civil service exams, slated for January 20.

Dinesh Dasa wrote, "The Gujarat Public Service Commission would procrastinate all the preliminary exams to be held on 20th January, 2019 and thereafter in the wake of implementation of EWS reservation. The @GPSC_OFFICIAL would release further details from time to time."

Earlier, President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday cleared the landmark bill passed by parliament this week which will provide 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and college seats for people outside high-income brackets.

The new law states that those who earn less than Rs.8 lakh per annum and have less than five-acre land from the section of people who do not qualify any affirmative action are eligible for the quota.

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Jobs are already reserved for underprivileged and disadvantaged lower castes. The criteria for economic quota will be the same as that for Other Backward Castes or OBCs.

The bill was introduced by the government amid criticism by the opposition which said the move was a pre-election gimmick amid high unemployment.

Earlier in 2016, the High Court in Gujarat rejected a state government ordinance providing members of the economically weaker sections from unreserved category 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutions.

 

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