Gujarat to become first state to implement 10% quota for EWS
Ahmedabad: Gujarat on Sunday became the first state in the country to announce that it would implement the10% reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) of the general category in government jobs and higher education from January 14 — Makar Sankranti Day, CM Vijay Rupani tweeted.
A government circular is yet to be issued, though. Later, Gujarat Public Service Commission chairman Dinesh Dasa tweeted, saying it would postpone state civil service exams, slated for January 20.
The CM said the 10% quota will be implemented in all recruitments where advertisements have been published but the first stage of exam is yet to be held. Later, a government statement said the ongoing process would be suspended and a fresh course would begin after incorporating the 10% additional quota.
But, the 10% quota would not be applicable in cases where recruitment process — like written, oral, computer proficiency or preliminary tests — had begun before January 14.