"Recently, an orphan girl who passed the MPSC exam met 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 law where orphans appearing for competitive exams will be in a separate category," he said.
Fadnavis was speaking at a function where awards were distributed to journalists.
The event was organised by the Mantralaya and Vidhimandal Vartahar Sangh at Raj bhavan.
The CM said the government accorded an in-principle approval for pension to journalists and the final decision will be taken soon.
(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)