Hooda Cabinet gives nod to sub-commitee report

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 20:11 hrs

Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Wednesday announced the Council of Ministers, which met under his chairmanship here, has accepted the recommendations of the Cabinet Sub - Committee headed by Finance Minister H S Chattha on reservation for the economically backwards in general category.

Talking to media after the Cabinet meet, Hooda said the reservation for economically backward classes at 10 per cent, as recommended by Haryana Backward Classes Commission, would be vertical and not horizontal.

He added that Rs 2.50 lakh a year should be the gross income of families.

It was observed that in 2011-12, Haryana’s per-capita income was Rs 1,09,227. Multiplied by a factor of 2, it comes to Rs 2.20 lakh. By adding for inflationary and other pressures, this amount could be taken to be Rs 2.50 lakh. Hence, annual income of the family of the applicant should not cumulatively exceed Rs 2.50 lakh a year for entitlement in category of economically backward classes’.

In case any person in the family is income ­ tax or wealth tax payee, benefit of reservation would not be extended. The Cabinet Sub-Committee is also of the opinion that those who claim benefit of reservation under other categories will not be entitled to claim benefit of the 10 per cent as economically backward classes.

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