The Delhi Government has announced a 10 per cent of reservation for economically backward classes (EWS) in all direct recruitments. In a notification, it said that the reservation will include civil posts notified on national capital on or after February 1, 2019.
The Economically Weaker Section (EWS or GEN-EWS) is a subcategory of people belonging to the General Category whose annual household income does not exceed Rs 8 lakh and who do not belong to SC/ST/OBC categories.
With this additional 10 per cent reservation, apart from the 50 per cent reservation for scheduled castes, scheduled tribes and the other backward classes, the total reservation has gone up to 60 per cent.
The Union Government had cleared 10 per cent quota in education and government jobs for EWS in January.
With this, Delhi becomes the fourth state in the country to implement reservation for economically backward classes after Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
As per media reports, the circular was issued on the orders of the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi. The matters related to services comes under the LG because of a central government notification in 2015. The circular was issued by deputy secretary, Biju Rai on behalf of the Lieutenant Governor.
All the departments and other bodies of the Delhi government have been asked to comply with the quota provision.
The 10 per cent reservation quota will hold for all the jobs under the Government of Delhi. This includes all the departments, corporations, boards, public sector units and autonomous bodies of Delhi, according to the circular.