Social Empowerment

Rajasthan govt introduces 5 percent Gujjars quota bill for protesting Gujjars, 4 other castes

Gujjar QuotaThe Rajasthan government Wednesday launched a bill in the Assembly to grant a five percent quota in jobs and educational institutes to Gujjars and four other communities agitating for it.

The government set up the Rajasthan Backward Classes (Reservation of Seats in Educational Institutes in the State and of Appointments and Posts in Services under the State) Amendment Bill, 2019, for giving reservation to Gujjars and the other castes.

The bill was presented in the Rajasthan Assembly by Energy Minister B D Kalla to pacify representatives of the Gujjar community who have been holding demonstrations since Friday across the state for quota.

They blocked the Delhi-Mumbai railway track and various highways and roads.

The bill seeks to grow the backward classes’ reservation from the present 21 percent to 26 percent with five percent reservation to Gujjars, Banjaras, GadiaLohars, Raikas and Gadaria

The statement on the objective and reasons of the bill said that the five castes are most backward and require five percent separate reservation. It also mentions that the central government currently passed the constitution amendment bill and the limit of 50 percent reservation was increased.

Gujjar leaders stated they want a concrete proposal on the matter.

Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla and his helper blocked the railway track in Sawai Madhopur district on Friday.

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