Maharashtra gives 1 per cent quota to orphans in jobs

Elias Hubbard
April 4, 2018

In a first, the Maharashtra government on Monday passed a resolution to provide 1 percent reservation to orphans in government jobs and education in the state.

People from Maharashtra including from the Sindhudurg district, enrolled under the MJPJAY scheme will have to produce their yellow or orange coloured ration card issued by the Maharashtra government at this counter to avail free services for different medical procedures at the GMCH.

Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on January 16 had announced that the government will have such a quota. Citing the case of an orphan girl who cleared the state Public Service Commission (MPSC) examination, Fadnavis had said the government was mulling a law to create a separate category for orphan candidates.

The GR notes that after attaining the age of 18 years orphans have to leave their orphanages. This is to be noted that a separate category for orphans will be created within the general category.

Parallel reservation means, of the total jobs available under the general category, 1% will be reserved only for orphans. Since she is an orphan, her caste is not known.

The committee shall send its report along with its decision within 40 days from the date of receipt of the application.

According to Hindustan Times, it will also be applicable to all fee reimbursement schemes for professional courses, scholarship schemes and admissions in hostels run by the government. The state women and child development department on Monday issued orders to implement it immediately.

The plastic ban order of the Maharashtra government is likely to make almost 3,00,000 people jobless as industry urged the government to come out with a solution, an industry official said here.

The quota in open category shall be applicable to government jobs where there is direct recruitment and will be applicable for Group A to Group D category jobs. If a suitable candidate is not found in this category, then the reservation quota should not be carried forward and meritorious candidates from open category should be recruited.

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