State to bring 5% reservation bill to Gujjar in coming assembly session
Earlier, the state government tried to grant 5% reservation to Gujjars and four others by increasing overall reservation to 54%. But the legislation was struck down by the Rajasthan high court, citing Supreme Court guideline to adhere 50% cap on quota.jaipur Updated: Oct 16, 2017 19:04 IST
A new bill will be tabled in the Rajasthan assembly’s upcoming session to give 5% reservation to Gujjars in government job and educational institutes, a minister and community leaders said on Monday.
On August 17, a cabinet sub-committee at a meeting with Gujjar leaders agreed to increase OBC quota from 21% to 26% to include 5% special backward classes such as Gujjar, Raika, Gadariya, Gadiya-Luhar and Banjara.
The assembly session starts from October 23.
The Gujjar leaders had also agreed that if any statutory or social issue arises because of the move then the responsibility will be of the community and will co-operate with the government.
Earlier, the state government tried to grant 5% reservation to Gujjars and four others by increasing overall reservation to 54%. But the legislation was struck down by the Rajasthan high court, citing Supreme Court guideline to adhere 50% cap on quota.
After a review meeting of Dev Narayan Board, Social Justice and Empowerment Department Minister Arun Chaturvedi said, “In the coming assembly session the bill be brought and the government will make efforts to get the bill pass.”
Gujjar leaders Kirori Singh Bainsla and Himmat Gujjar attended the cabinet sub-committee meeting on Monday.
Chaturvedi said in the schemes under Board such as related to scholarship, Gurukul, residential schools etc progress was reviewed.
Gujjar leader Himmat Singh said the state minister informed the community representatives that OBC commission report has been received; the reservation bill was ready and would be introduced in the coming assembly session.