Kapu Reservation Bill Passed in Andhra Pradesh

The Andhra Pradesh assembly unanimously passed the Kapu reservation bill which will provide the community with a 5 percent quota in education and employment in the state.

However, Kapu quota if issued, one of the ruling Telugu Desam Party’s electoral promises in 2014, will take the total quota in the state to 55 percent, which is more than 50 percent limit restricted by the Supreme Court. 

Static/Current Takeaways Important for IBPS PO Mains 2017 Exam-
  • In Andhra Pradesh- 25 percent reservation is provided to BCs (A, B, C, D categories), backward Muslim communities BC (E) have 4 percent reservation, SCs- 15 percent and STs- 6 percent totaling 50 per cent reservations.
  • Andhra Pradesh CM- Chandra Babu Naidu, Governor- ESL Narsimhan.
Source- Financial Express