Congress govt hikes OBC quota in educational institutes to 10% in Punjab

The other backward classes (OBCs) will now get 10% quota in educational institutes, including technical and professional institutes, in Punjab.

OBCs, who comprise 20% of the state’s population as per a government survey report of 2009, are currently provided 12% reservation in government jobs and 5% in educational institutions.

Fulfilling its poll promise, the Congress government in Punjab on Wednesday announced that the quota comes into immediate effect as the welfare department has already issued a notification to this effect.

The government said the move is aimed at uplifting backward classes, which suffered “extreme suppression” under the SAD-BJP rule. The decision, a government spokesman claimed, will not impact the reservation for SCs/STs, which remains unchanged at 25%

Readmore: HT

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