50% nominated posts for ST, SC, BC Minorities

Vastavam web: The Andhra Pradesh government on Friday decided to give 50 per cent of the nominated posts and 50 per cent of the contracts on nomination basis to the scheduled castes, scheduled tribes, backward classes and minorities. The key decisions were taken by the state cabinet at a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Y.S. Jagan Mohan Reddy here. The cabinet approved the draft bills in this regard.

SCs, STs, BCs and minorities will be provided 50 per cent of the posts in government corporations, boards, societies, trusts and market yards. SCs, STs and OBCs will also get half of the posts in temple committees. Officials said 50 per cent of the nominated posts and 50 per cent of contracts to be given to the weaker sections will go to women.

The cabinet decided to provide free electricity to SC families with an upper limit of 200 units per month. This move is expected to benefit over 15.62 lakh SCs and impose a burden of Rs 411 on state exchequer. The decisions were taken to implement the promises made by Jagan Reddy during election campaign. In a move to address the issue of unemployment, it was decided to provide 75 per cent of jobs in industries to the locals.