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OBC Quota Hiked In Higher Educational Institutions In Delhi

New Delhi, Feb 27: Delhi government today increased reservation for OBCs in higher educational institutions to 27 per cent from current 21 per cent from academic year 2012-13 but also decided to enhance the total

PTI [ Updated: February 27, 2012 19:02 IST ]
obc quota hiked in higher educational institutions in delhi
obc quota hiked in higher educational institutions in delhi

New Delhi, Feb 27: Delhi government today increased reservation for OBCs in higher educational institutions to 27 per cent from current 21 per cent from academic year 2012-13 but also decided to enhance the total number of seats by 12 per cent so that general category students do not suffer.  


The decision to comply with central law of reserving 27 per cent seats for OBCs is seen as an effort by the Congress government to woo the OBCs before the MCD polls slated to be held next month.

Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, announcing the decision of a cabinet meeting, said number of seats for general category and scheduled caste students will remain as it is as total number of seats will be increased by 12 per cent.

“The number of seats for each discipline would be increased by 12 per cent to ensure that the seats available for the general candidates are not reduced,” Dikshit said.

With this increase, the total reservation of seats in higher education institutions for SCs, STs and OBCs will go up to 49.5 per cent. The SCs have 15 per cent reservation while the STs have 7.5 per cent.

Justifying the decision, Dikshit said it will go a long way in imparting higher and technical education to large number of students belonging to weaker sections.

“It is aimed at providing more educational opportunities to the weaker section which will result in more educational opportunites for them,” she said.

The Delhi Governmet had reserved five per cent seats for OBCs for academic year 2009-10 which was increased to 15 per cent for the 2010-11 and 21 per cent for academic year 2011-12.

The government had decided to implement 27 per cent reservation for OBCs in a staggered manner so that required infrastructure could be developed to ensure that seats for general category students remain same while increasing the overall number of seats.

The decision is seen as government's effort to woo the OBCs ahead of the municipal corporation polls scheduled to be held later next month.It is aimed at providing more educational opportunities to the weaker section which will result in more educational opportunites for them,

The Delhi Governmet had reserved five per cent seats for OBCs for academic year 2009-10 which was increased to 15 per cent for the 2010-11 and 21 per cent for academic year 2011-12.

The government had decided to implement 27 per cent reservation for OBCs in a staggered manner so that required infrastructure could be developed to ensure that seats for general category students remain same while increasing the overall number of seats.

The decision is seen as government'

Following the decision, the reserved seats for OBCs will increase in Guru Govind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi Technical Universi

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