Gu­jarat to be­come first state to im­ple­ment 10% quota for EWS

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES NATION -

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.

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