Gujarat to impose 10 per cent EWS quota from January 14
Ahmedabad : The Gujarat government on Sunday said that they will implement 10 per cent quota for economically backward sections in general category from January 14, said a report.
On Saturday, the President of India Ram Nath Kovind gave assent to 10 per cent quota for general category.
"The economically weaker sections from the general category will get 10 per cent reservation in admissions to higher education and government jobs starting Uttarayan on January 14," the state government said in a release.
The new quota policy will be implemented for both the admissions and jobs from January 14 onwards in Gujarat.
According to the information mentioned in the release, the new policy will not be applicable on the admissions and jobs which have started before January 14 this year.
Gujarat Congress, however, criticised the implementation and said that it will lead to confusion among the candidates seeking jobs in the state.
"The government has said it will implement the provision from January 14, which is Uttarayan holiday. The chief minister should explain the logic behind this announcement and the process to implement it," Congress chief Amit Chavda said.