Karnataka Guv gives assent to ordinance increasing SC, ST reservation

Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot gave his assent to the ordinance increasing the reservation for the Scheduled Castes from 15% to 17% and the Scheduled Tribes from 3% to 7% in the state

Thawarchand Gehlot

Thawarchand Gehlot

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Karnataka Governor Thaawarchand Gehlot on Sunday gave his assent to the ordinance increasing the reservation for the Scheduled Castes from 15 per cent to 17 per cent and the Scheduled Tribes from 3 per cent to 7 per cent in the state.
Expressing his happiness over the Governor's decision, Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai said that the governor signed the ordinance and it was a happy occasion.
The Karnataka cabinet on Thursday approved an ordinance for increasing the reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribe communities.
"Today my cabinet has taken a historic decision of approving the ordinance on hiking the reservation for my brothers and sisters from the SC/ST community from 15 per cent to 17 per cent and 3 per cent to 7 per cent. This historic decision will bring light and shine into their lives and uplift them by providing adequate opportunities in education and employment," Bommai had tweeted earlier.
"By hiking reservations, the state government has exhibited its commitment. It is a Deepavali gift from the state government for SC and ST communities. This ordinance will be approved in both the Houses of the State Legislature," Bommai said today.
The Cabinet meeting held on Thursday had decided to implement the increase in reservations for Scheduled Castes and Tribes through an ordinance.
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First Published: Oct 24 2022 | 7:02 AM IST

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