Draft Quota Bills Approved by Chhattisgarh; To Be Tabled On December 1-2

Chhattisgarh cabinet approves draft of two amendment bills relating to reservation in admissions and government jobs . The bills are being considered in the Assembly during its special session on December 1 and 2 .

Officials said the Chhattisgarh cabinet, led by Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, approved the draft of two amendment bills on Thursday relating to reservation in admissions and government jobs in proportion to the population of various categories of the state, which was announced by the state government in September, and the bills are being considered in the Assembly during its special session on December 1 and 2.We have discussed the latest report by the Commission on Quantifiable Data in Chhattisgarh, which was published today.According to the minister, the reservation will be made based on census data provided by the commission (OBC and EWS), which the Supreme Court has stated will be up to 10%, and that the proposed 12 percent reservation would be followed by the special session of the Assembly next month.However, the reservation rate was reduced to 82% because of the 32% ST quota remaining intact.

The HC had ruled that breaking the 50% quota threshold was unconstitutional, prompting demonstrations from various sections.In early this month, Chhattisgarh Governor Anusuiya Uikey wrote to Baghel, calling on him to schedule a special Assembly session on the reservation issue on December 1 and 2.

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