Hyderabad: Telangana raises the reservation for Scheduled Tribes in the state from 6 per cent to 10 per cent on Saturday, October 1 with immediate effect. The reservations will be applicable in educational institutions and government jobs. With this, the total reservations in Telangana will go up to 54 per cent.Also Read – TRS Leader Parks Car Blocking Amit Shah's Convoy In Hyderabad, Here's What Happened Next
At a recent public meeting, Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said his government would soon issue orders enhancing the quota to 10 per cent for STs in government jobs and educational institutions. A bill on the 10 per cent reservation was passed by the Telangana Assembly in April 2017 and it was sent to the Centre for obtaining the President’s assent. Also Read – Dead Lizard Found In Food, 33 Students Fall Ill In Telangana Hostel, Some In Critical Condition
During these close six years the state government sent several representations in this connection, but the same is still pending. Therefore, in these circumstances, it is expedient to enhance the percentage of Scheduled Tribe reservations, without any further loss of time, the GO said. Also Read – Telangana: 7 Sustain Injuries in Reactor Blast in Nalgonda's Company
The Government of Telangana after careful consideration of the above special circumstances, hereby orders enhancement of reservations for the Scheduled Tribes from 6 per cent to 10 per cent in educational institutions and state government services, it said.