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Mulling separate category for orphans attempting competitive

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Chief Minister Devendra today said the was planning a to create a separate category for orphans appearing for various competitive exams.

Citing a case of an orphan girl who cleared the state (MPSC) examination, said the was mulling a creating a separate category for orphan candidates.

"Recently, an orphan girl who passed the MPSC exam me. The issue is if an orphan candidate like her is put in general category, she is not on merit list. If she is in SC/ST or OBC category, she is in the merit (list).

"Since she is an orphan, her caste is not known. To resolve this issue we plan to enact a where orphans appearing for competitive exams will be in a separate category," he said.

was speaking at a function where awards were distributed to journalists.

The event was organised by the Mantralaya and Vidhimandal Vartahar Sangh at

The CM said the accorded an in-principle approval for pension to journalists and the final decision will be taken soon.

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First Published: Wed, January 10 2018. 23:15 IST