The government may extend the newly announced 10% reservation for economically weaker sections (EWS) in government jobs and education institutes — essentially a quota for the poor upper castes — to the allocation of petrol pumps and cooking gas agencies by state-run oil marketing companies.
These companies follow the reservation policy of the central government, two government officials said on condition of anonymity.
“A formal proposal to give 10% reservation (in allocation of retail outlets) to EWS category will be initiated in due course, but only after the newly passed legislation is notified,” one of the two added. Read more
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