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UP govt gives nod to 10% quota law for poor among upper castes

The nod was given at a meeting of the state cabinet in Lucknow which was presided over by state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and included senior cabinet members, UP government spokesperson Shrikant Sharma, said.

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The nod was given at a meeting of the state cabinet in Lucknow which was presided over by state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and included senior cabinet members, UP government spokesperson Shrikant Sharma, said. (Express photo: Vishal Srivastav)

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Friday gave its “in-principal” approval to the implementation of 10 per cent reservation in jobs as well as educational institutions for economically weaker section. The approval was given to the proposal to implement the “10 per cent reservation” from January 14, onwards, the date from which even Gujarat Government has decided to implement the reservation.

“14 decisions have been taken by Cabinet today and the biggest decision is to implement the notification by Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment dated January 12, 2019 to provide for 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker section of the society,” said Cabinet Minister and also spokesperson of Uttar Pradesh Government Shrikant Sharma.

He informed that the reservation as per Government of India Gadget notification would be effective from January 14, 2019 in Uttar Pradesh.

Sharma further said that this reservation would be given without touching any other existing reservation and would be meant for those members of general category, who are economically weak.

“Bina kisi ke arakshan ko chere hue, jo samanya warg ke log hain, jo arthik roop se kamjoor hain, usko 10 per cent ki vyavastha,” said the minister, adding, “Sarkari sewaon ki sabhi shrerion mein niyuktiyon ke liye, wah sarkari saikshik sansthanon mein pravesh ke liye… Arthik roop se kamjoor wargon ke liye adhiktam 10 er cent ka arakshan anuvanya kiya gaya hai..” (Without disturbing the reservation of anyone else, for those who are of general category and are economically weak, 10 per cent reservation has been ensured to them for employment opportunities in the Government services as well as Government educational institutions).

He claimed that Uttar Pradesh was the first state to take a cabinet nod for the implementation of the notification.

“The 10 per cent reservation has been given in-principal approval by the cabinet today, the remaining process would now be completed,” he said.

Among other decisions also included change of name of ‘Mughalsarai tehsil’ as ‘Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya tehsil’. This is in continuation of change in the names of places being undertaken by present Government in the state, which has already changed names of Allahabad to Prayagraj, Faizabad which was changed to ‘Ayodhya’.

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It may be mentioned that earlier Union Government had changed name of Mughalsarai railway station to “Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyaya railway station”.