Telangana govt to implement 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections

Hyderabad, Jan 21 (PTI) Nearly two years after the Centre announced 10 per cent reservation for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in government jobs and educational institutions, the Telangana government on Thursday said it hasdecided to implement the quota in the state.

Telegana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao on Thursday gave nod for 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections. Photograph: Amit Dave/Reuters

According to an official release, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said a high-level review meeting will beheld in the next two to three days on the matter and appropriate orders will be issued.

”There is a need to implement 10 percent reservation in jobs and education to those from economically weaker classes.

We have decided to implement it while continuing the reservations for those who are already enjoying the benefit asit is,” the release quoted KCR as saying.

As of now 50 per cent reservation for the weaker sections is in force in the state.

With additional 10 percent quota for the EWS, the total percentage of reservation will rise to 60, the release added.

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by The Sen Times staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: PTI

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