Jharkhand Assembly gives nod to Bill raising reservation in state to 77%

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The Jharkhand Assembly, during a special session Friday, gave its nod to a Bill raising reservation in the state to 77 per cent.

The Hemant Soren-led government has been on a massive public outreach programme since the Election Commission sent its opinion to Governor Ramesh Bais on the CM’s possible disqualification over his alleged involvement in an illegal mining case.

The Cabinet, has taken a string of key decisions — approving 1932 as the cut-off date for domicile (a sensitive issue in Jharkhand which led to the resignation of the state first CM, Babulal Marandi), increasing the reservation quota from 14% to 27% for Other Backward Caste (OBC) communities, and announcing Rs 3,500 per farmer family as drought relief fund.

In the space of the first Cabinet meeting held on September 1 and the last on October 21, the Jharkhand government has also approved three new policies: the Electronic Vehicle Policy 2022, Jharkhand Ethanol Production Promotion Policy 2022 and the Jharkhand Industrial Promotion Policy. The Cabinet also approved an MoU between the Azim Premji Foundation and the Jharkhand government to lease out 120-150 acres to set up a campus of the Azim Premji University.

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