Karnataka Scraps 4% Muslim Quota, Now Shared Between Vokkaligas And Lingayats

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Karnataka Scraps 4% Muslim Quota, Now Shared Between 2 Communities

Meeting election is scheduled in Karnataka within the subsequent two months

Bengaluru:

The Karnataka authorities at present introduced two new classes for reservation in jobs and schooling and scrapped the 4 per cent quota for Different Backward Courses (OBC) Muslims. The announcement by Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai comes only a month earlier than meeting election is scheduled to be held within the BJP-ruled state.

The 4 per cent OBC Muslim quota has been divided between the Vokkaligas and Lingayats. Muslims eligible for quota have been categorised beneath economically weaker sections now.

The choice, nevertheless, pushes reservation proportion in Karnataka, which is already over the 50 per cent cap imposed by the Supreme Court docket, to roughly 57 per cent now.

“We now have taken some vital selections,” Mr Bommai advised reporters at present. “A cupboard sub-committee really helpful the adjustments in quota classes and now we have executed it,” he mentioned.

Mr Bommai mentioned backward lessons have been reorganised into two units – “extra backward and most backward lessons”.

One of many two new classes is that the quota for Vokkaligas has been raised from 5 per cent to 7 per cent. The quota for the opposite class, which has Panchamasalis, Veerashaivas and different Lingayats, has additionally been elevated from 5 per cent to 7 per cent.

A request to deliver again the reservation proportion to beneath 50 per cent, the cap imposed by the Supreme Court docket, is pending within the Karnataka Excessive Court docket.

In response to the Chief Minister, the adjustments within the quota proportion break-up now are as follows: Scheduled Castes (SC) Left 6 per cent, SC Proper 5.5 per cent, different castesĀ 4.5 per cent, and others 1 per cent.

Earlier, the quota break-up have been as follows: Class 1 (Backward Courses) 4 per cent, Class 2A (Different Backward Courses, or OBCs) 15 per cent, Class 2B (Muslims) 4 per cent, Class 3A (Vokkaligas) 4 per cent, Class 3B (Lingayats together with Panchamshali Lingayat, Marathas, Bunts, Christians) 5 per cent, SC 15 per cent, and Scheduled Tribes (ST) 3 per cent. This made a complete quota proportion of fifty per cent, the cap imposed by the Supreme Court docket.

After the most recent cupboard resolution, the general quota proportion is at 56 per cent, over the Supreme Court docket-imposed restrict. The break-up is therefore as follows: Class 1 (Backward Courses) 4 per cent, Class 2A (OBCs) 15 per cent, Class 2B none, Class 2C (Vokkaligas) 6 per cent, Class 2D (Lingayats together with Panchamshali Lingayats, Marathas, Bunts, Christians) 7 per cent, SC 17 per cent and ST 7 per cent. Complete is 56 per cent.

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