OBC quota hiked in Delhi Higher Educational Institutions

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OBC quota hiked in Delhi Higher Educational Institutions

Reservation for the Other Backward Classes in government – aided and unaided institutions and in State universities of the Capital has been increased from 21 percent to 27 percent from the academic year 2012 – 13.

A decision to the effect was taken at a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on 27th February, 2012.

With this increase, Ms. Dikshit said her government has fulfilled its commitment to provide full 27 percent reservation for OBC students. It was in 2008, that the Cabinet had decided to provide 27 percent reservation to OBC students.

At that point in time it was stated that the quota would be assessed from time to time after taking into consideration the status of creation of infrastructure to provide for increase in the seats on account of OBC reservation.

So to begin with, it was decided to grant 5 percent reservation in the first year to be implemented from 2009 – 10. The percentage was hiked to 15 percent for the academic year 2010 – 11 and 21 percent for the year 2011 – 12. Now, the promised 27 percent quota has been provided from the academic year 2012 – 13.

The decision would help in imparting higher and technical education to a large number of students coming from weaker sections. It is thus expected to help many socio – economically weak families to rise up the social ladder.

The Delhi Government has, however, clarified that the enhanced OBC reservation would not lead to reduction of seats for the other categories of students. The number of admissions in each class in each discipline would be increased by 12 percent, to ensure that the seats available for the general candidates are not reduced.

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