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10% reservation allowed for economically weaker sections in Sikkim

  • IASbaba
  • June 19, 2020
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10% reservation allowed for economically weaker sections in Sikkim

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-II – Welfare schemes

In News:

  • In Sikkim, the State Cabinet has recently decided to allow Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) of people who do not fall in the reserved category of ST, SC and OBC for 10% Central reservation.
  • The notification regarding the entitlements to the reservation will be issued soon.

Key takeaways 

  • Eligible persons should:
    • have an annual family income of less than Rs. 8 lakhs; or
    • who possess less than five acres of land; or 
    • who possess less than 1,000 Sq. ft. residential flat in any municipal area; or
    • who possess less than 100 square yards of residential plot in a municipal area; or 
    • who possess less than 200 square yards of residential plot outside municipal area along the roadside or in commercial areas.
  • The reservation will not apply to technical and scientific posts and other such posts which are outside the purview of the Central services.

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