The Rajasthan government said that Gujjars are entitled to the 21 per cent quota under the Other Backward Classes (OBC) category for admission to educational institutions and recruitment in government jobs in the state.
As per the orders issued by the Department of Personnel (DoP), the most backward classes are also entitled to the 21 per cent reservation under OBC category also.
Arun Chaturvedi, Rajasthan's Social Justice and Empowerment minister said the notification issued for giving one per cent reservation under the MBC category in December 2017 was not being implemented properly by different departments due to lack of clarity in its language.
Therefore, a clarification has been issued last night by the department of personnel, Chaturvedi told reporters.
The candidates (of these five MBC castes) if not selected on the basis of merit in the general category will be considered first under the OBC (21 per cent) and then under the MBC (1 per cent) in admissions and recruitments, according to the two orders issued by the state government.
It was brought to the notice of the government that the most backward classes were being considered only for the MBC reservation and the guidelines for the reservation were not being followed properly, the orders stated.
(With PTI inputs)