Te­lan­gana 2nd state to start 10% quota

The Times of India (New Delhi edition) - - FRONT PAGE -

Te­lan­gana is set to be the sec­ond state, af­ter Gu­jarat, to im­ple­ment the 10% for­ward quota in ed­u­ca­tion and jobs. Andhra Pradesh, too, is fram­ing rules for im­ple­men­ta­tion of the quota.

Te­lan­gana chief sec­re­tary S K Joshi said on Mon­day though it wasn’t manda­tory to ex­tend the quota to state gov­ern­ment jobs and ed­u­ca­tional in­sti­tutes — the Act that the Pres­i­dent had okayed grants reser­va­tion in cen­tral jobs and ed­u­ca­tion — Te­lan­gana could tweak the Act to im­ple­ment the quota. It could re­duce the creamy layer up­per limit of Rs 8 lakh a year, if the law al­lowed it, sources said. “The 10% quota is also for the poor from SC/ST and OBCs,” they said.

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