Bengaluru: Karnataka Governor Thawarchand Gehlot gave his assent to the BJP government’s ordinance to increase the reservation quota of SCs and STs in jobs and the education sector in the state.
This paved the way to increase the reservation of SCs from 15 percent to 17 percent, and STs from 3 percent to 7 percent.
“The number of castes increased drastically after the inclusion of some more communities, and the total population of the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the State went up by leaps and bounds,” the gazette notification issued by the government on Sunday said.
The notification further stated that the increase in the reservation was based on a detailed study and analysis.
The ordinance comes ahead of the 2023 assembly elections in the state.