Jaipur: The Rajasthan government on Wednesday accepted the state OBC commission report, paving way for five per cent reservation in government jobs and educational institutes to five communities, including Gujjars, under Specially Backward Category.
The commission, led by justice (retd) IS Israni, had handed over the report to the Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on November 22. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday.
The reservation in the state is set to stand at 54 per cent, exceeding the 50 per cent cap of the Constitution, but the chief minister said that the commission has recommended 5 per cent quota for five communities under Special Backward Category (SBC) as per the Supreme Court decision in the case
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11:59 PM, Nov 28, 2012