Rajasthan Government Proposes 5 % Reservation For Gujjars

08/10/2015 2:27 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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Protesting Indian Gujjar community members listen to a leader's speech during a demonstration in New Delhi on June 5, 2008. The Gujjar ethnic community wants the government to classify them as 'Scheduled Tribes' entitled to government jobs and education benefits. Since Gujjars started protesting in the western state of Rajsthan a few weeks ago, 37 people have lost their lives in clashes with police. AFP PHOTO/RAVEENDRAN (Photo credit should read RAVEENDRAN/AFP/Getty Images)

JAIPUR -- Rajasthan Government has forwarded a bill proposing five per cent reservation to gujjars and other communities under Special Backward Class (SBC) to the Governor for his consent.

Parliamentary Affairs minister Rajendra Rathore said yesterday that the SBC class will get benefit of the proposed reservation after the bill is accorded consent by the Governor.

Rajasthan Legislative assembly had on the last day of monsoon session on September 22 passed the 'Rajasthan Special Backward Classes (Reservation of Seats in Educational Institutions in the State and of Appointments and Posts in Services Under the state) Bill 2015.

It proposes five per cent reservation to five communities namely Banjara, Gadiya Lohar, Gujar, Raika and Gadariya.

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