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Saturday, October 28

Rajasthan increased OBC quota.

TNPSC Current Affairs - October 2017 by TNPSC Guru 
Rajasthan Assembly has been increased Other backward class quota from 21 % to 26 %. It has now increased the reservation to reservation to 54 % which is higher than the 50% ceiling mandated by the Supreme Court. 
Background for Reservation:
  • In 1979 Second Backward classes commission under the chairmanship of B P Mandal appointed by Morarji Desai Government to investigate the condition of socially, educationally and economically backward classes and suggestion for their better livelihood.
  • Commission has examined and submitted their report in 1980 it has recommended 27 % reservation for other backward classes.
  • After that total reservation has become 50% including SCs, STs and OBCs.
  • It was then  implemented by VP Singh government in 1990.
  • In Famous Mandal Case in 1992, Supreme Court has ruled that the total reserved quota should not exceed 50 % except in unusual situation.
  • Till date only in Tamil Nadu has given exception, As per Tamil Nadu Reservation act, it gives 69 % reservation to the backward community.
  • Now Rajasthan Government has passed a bill to increase its reservation quota from 50% ceiling to 54%.

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