Gujarat Government will issue an ordinance on 1st May to provide 10 per cent reservation to economically backwards of higher caste. This decision was taken in BJP’s core committee meeting presided by party’s National President Amit Shah.
Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel and senior Ministers and senior party leaders were present in the meeting. Briefing the media persons at BJP state headquarters in Gandhinagar, state BJP President Vijay Rupani said that the new reservation will not affect the present reservation available to SC, ST and OBC.
He said that 10 percent reservation for economically backwards will be available to all non-reserved class, whose total family income is less than 6 lakh annually.
This 10 percent reservation for economically backwards of higher caste will apply in government jobs as well as admission to the educational institutions from next academic year after issuance of ordinance.