Haryana’s nod to 10% quota for economically backward classes

The Haryana Government on Wednesday approved the proposal for providing 10 per cent reservation to economically backward classes in general category, as recommended by the Haryana Backward Classes Commission.

The council of ministers accepted the recommendations of a cabinet sub-committee headed by Finance Minister H S Chattha. The cabinet had constituted the sub committee on December 12 last year to consider the recommendations of the Backward Classes Commission and to suggest specific programmes for economic uplift of the community."

"The reservation of 10 per cent as recommended by Haryana Backward Classes Commission will be vertical and not horizontal," Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda told mediapersons.

The cabinet sub-committee is also of the opinion that those, who claim benefit of reservation under other categories, will not be entitled to claim benefit of reservation under this category.

To avail the reservation, the annual income of the family of the applicant should not cumulatively exceed Rs 2.50 lakh per annum for entitlement in category of 'economically backward class'.

Other Cabinet decisions

Procedure to be followed in the matter of settlement of accident claims to be streamlined and expedited

Special 'Girdawari' ordered in four districts (Rewari, Faridabad, Palwal and Jhajjar) where crops have been damaged due to recent hailstorm

Delhi Metro from Mundka to Bahadurgarh in Haryana Metro project to cost Rs 1,991 crore, out of which Rs 787.96 crore will be funded by the Haryana government.

Cabinet also amended Haryana Minor Mineral Concession, Stocking, Transportation of Minerals and Prevention of Illegal Mining Rules-2012.

The cabinet also decided toappoint five players as DSPs under sports quota and three Paralympics athletes as assistant coaches.

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