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Baghel government in Chhattisgarh passes 2 amendment bills, increasing reservation quota to 76%

On Friday, the Chhattisgarh Assembly unanimously passed two bills, with this the total reservation in the state has reached 76 percent.

By wasmulhaq 
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Raipur: On Friday, the Chhattisgarh Assembly unanimously passed two bills, with this, the total reservation in the state has reached 76 percent. Among the two bills, one is for the reservation of government jobs, and the other is regarding admission to educational institutions in different categories.

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The moment both bills got the nod in the state assembly, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel called it a historic day for the state.

After getting approval from the governor, the bills will come into force and provide a 32 percent quota for scheduled Tribes (ST), 13 percent for Scheduled Castes (SC), 27 percent for Other Backward Classes (OBCs), and 4 percent for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in public employment and admissions to educational institutions.

The bills, Chhattisgarh Public Service (Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribes, and Other Backward Classes Reservation) Amendment Bill and Chhattisgarh Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Amendment Bill, got the green signal after a marathon debate on this issue of more than five hours.

The Chhattisgarh CM on Wednesday remarked that his government has been washing away the sins of the previous Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government as they failed to implement the proper rules of reservations.

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