Himachal Pradesh cabinet approves 10 percent reservation for economically weak sections in general category

Shimla: The Cabinet of Himachal Pradesh on Saturday approved 10 percent reservation in jobs and academic institutions for economically weaker sections (EWS) of the society in the general category.

Himachal Pradesh cabinet approves 10 percent reservation for economically weak sections in general category

File image of Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. Facebook

After the Cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur told media persons that Himachal Pradesh has become one among leading Indian states to implement the 10 percent quota for the economically weaker sections of the society in the general category after the decision of the Union Government in this regard.

The chief minister said that the modalities would be worked out later and the people from economically weaker section will now get 10 percent quota in the jobs and academic institutions in the state.

The Cabinet also declared Sanskrit as the second official language of the state. The Cabinet also decided to implement the compensation scheme for women victim, survivors of sexual assault, who will get Rs 2 lakh to Rs 10 lakh as compensation on the basis of the intensity of the crime.

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Updated Date: Jan 20, 2019 12:40:55 IST

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