10% quota to come into force in Gujarat from today
AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat government said Sunday that it will implement the 10% reservations in government jobs and higher education for the economically backward sections in the general category from January 14. The Constitutional amendment to provide the 10 per cent quota received assent of President Ram Nath Kovind Saturday. “The economically weaker sections from the general category will get 10 per cent reservation in admissions to higher education and government jobs starting Uttarayan on January 14,” the state government said in a release. The new quota will also be implemented in admissions and jobs which were advertised before January 14 but for which the actual process has not started, it said. In such cases, fresh announcement about the admission process or jobs will have to be made, it added.