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Jharkhand ups reservations for SC, ST, and others to 77%

Jharkhand Government agreed to the proposal for granting 77 percent reservation in state government jobs for the SC, ST, Backward Classes, and OBC and further economically weaker sections. The chief minister of Jharkhand Hemant Soren hiked the OBC reservation to 27 percent which was earlier 14 percent. The Jharkhand Government also accepted the proposal to use the 1932 land records to determine those who are local inhabitants.

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Key Points related to Reservation in Jharkhand

  • The decision of granting reservation was taken in the backdrop of tribals’ demand that the last land survey is conducted by the British government in 1932.
  • The development came amid a political crisis in Jharkhand over the threats to Chief Minister Hemant Soren of his disqualification as an MLA.
  • The state government will also request the center to the inclusion of the bill in the Ninth schedule of the constitution.
  • In the proposal job reservation policy, local people of the SC community will have a quote of 12 percent, ST 28 percent, extreme Backward Class 15 percent, OBC 12 percent, and economically weaker sections 10 percent.
  • At present, STs have 26 percent of reservations and SCs have 10 percent of reservations.
  • The OBC category has 14 percent of reservations at present.

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