The Karnataka cabinet decided to promulgate an ordinance to raise reservations for Scheduled Caste (SCs) by 2 percent and for Scheduled Tribe (STs) by 4 percent. The Karnataka cabinet is chaired by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai. The decision by the Karnataka government aims to uplift the ST/SC community in the state and provide adequate opportunities in the education and employment sector.
Key Points related to The raise in reservations for ST/ST in Karnataka
- The files related to the reservation will be submitted to Governor Thaawar Chand Gehlot for approval.
- The hike in the reservation will benefit the 103 communities classified as SCs and 56 communities among STs.
- The initiative to increase the reservation for SC/STs by the state government implies that reservation will cross the Supreme Court’s 50 percent limit and go up to 55 percent in Karnataka.
- The BJP government in Karnataka decided to increase the quota based on a report prepared by a community headed by retired High Court Judge H.N. Nagmohan Das.