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Telangana Government Increases Quota For STs From 6% To 10%

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  • The Telangana government raised the reservation for Scheduled Tribes (ST) by 4 per cent in the state’s educational institutes and government services with immediate effect.
  • The Telangana Assembly passed a Bill in April 2017 enhancing the reservation of the ST population to 10 per cent. Though the Bill was sent to the Government of India for the President’s assent the same year, after six years, it is still pending despite several representations from the state government. Hence, the state government Friday ordered the enhancement of reservations to be brought to force with immediate effect.
  • “On the lines of legislation enacted by Tamil Nadu, a Bill was passed by the Telangana State Legislature on 16-04-2017 unanimously to enhance the reservation of Scheduled Tribes up to 10 percent in educational institutions and in State Government services. The Bill has been sent to the Government of India for obtaining the assent of the President in 2017.
  • During these close to six years, the State Government sent several representations in this regard, but the same is still pending. Therefore, in these circumstances, it is expedient to enhance the percentage of Scheduled Tribe reservations, without any further loss of time.”

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