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Jharkhand raises reservations in govt jobs for SC, ST, others to 77%

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  • The Jharkhand government on September 14, 2022 gave its nod to a proposal for granting 77% reservation in State government jobs for the members of the SC, ST, backward classes, OBC and economically weaker sections.
  • The state cabinet, at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Hemant Soren, hiked the OBC reservation to 27 per cent from the present 14 per cent.
  • Soren’s cabinet also decided to reserve 77 per cent of the seats in state government jobs. In both the cases, the state will be requesting the Centre for inclusion of the bills in the Ninth Schedule of the Constitution.
  • In the proposed job reservation policy, local people of Scheduled Caste (SC) community will have a quota of 12 per cent, Scheduled Tribe (ST) will have 28 per cent, Extremely Backward Caste (EBC) 15 per cent, Other Backward Caste (OBC) 12 per cent, and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) (excluding other reserved categories) 10 per cent.

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