Chhattisgarh cabinet okays draft bills to hike quota | India News

RAIPUR: The Chhattisgarh The cabinet on Thursday passed two bills to raise quotas for Scheduled Tribes (ST), Schedule Cast (SC) and Other Outdated Classes (OBC) and provide insurance save for the economically weaker sections (EWS) in work and education. According to what sources told TOI, the overall reservation rate could be as high as 76% although Chhattisgarh high court reiterated last month that quotas above 50% are unconstitutional.
At the meeting, chaired by CM Bhupesh Baghel, it was decided to pass the Chhattisgarh Lok Sewa Bill SC/ST/OBC (Amendment) 2022 to provide job reservations and the Education Institutions Admissions Bill. Chhattisgarh-2022 to give quota in education. Both bills come after HC’s recent decision to ignore a 2012 government order to increase the overall quota by 58%, deemed unconstitutional. The government is fighting tribal outrage following a court order when the ST quota was reduced from 32% to 20%. There are indications that the Conference government plans to increase ST quotas to 32% (up from 20%), SC to 13% (up from 12%) and OBC to 27% (from 14%) while EWS reservation for non-communities ST/SC/OBC is potentially capped at 4%.
Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey said the state government has reiterated its commitment to provide reservation services on the basis of proportions of the population of their respective communities. He pointed out that Supreme Court allowed “up to” 10% EWS quotas, but did not offer any reserve breaks for other communities as bills are coming in Meeting consider. The introduction of the bills, which will be up for debate during a two-day special session of the National Assembly starting December 1, is an attempt by the Congress government to restore the 32nd reserve ratio. % for ST, who are ready. The bill also aims to increase the OBC quota from 14% to 27%, as recommended by the Mandal Commission, official sources said. CM Baghel said the cabinet discussed the reservation in detail and approved the draft laws that will be introduced before the meeting.


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