With an aim to provide relief to economically weaker section among general category, the state government has decided to extend 10 per cent reservation in government jobs for those entitled with retrospective effect from February 11, 2019. It was announced after a cabinet meeting in Lucknow on Tuesday.
A government source said that a bill will be brought during the ongoing Budget session and will be made an act after being promulgated by the Governor.
“The Government of India has made an Act under which poor among general category were entitled to 10 per cent reservation in state-run educational institutions. The state government extended the same in such institutions from February 18, 2019. Now, the government has decided to provide reservation benefits to the poor among general category in jobs,” an official said.
“As per guidelines, any person whose annual family income (including agriculture and wages) is less than Rs 8 lakh will be entitled for this benefit. Those people or families who own 5 acre or more farm land, 1000 ft or more residential land or have a house measuring 200 yards in municipal area will not be entitled for this benefit,” the official said.
In another decision, the government made an amendment to UP Krishi Mandi Parishad Act, wherein cess for charitable organisations was increased from 2 to 4 per cent. This was done to ensure better upkeep of stray cattle. The organisations willing to take care of stray cattle will be benefitted,” the official said.
The state cabinet also approved a decision to improve infrastructure in office of Police Commissioner in Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida) and instructed Noida Development Authority to provide Rs 76.96 lakh.
In another decision, the government amended Rajya Sampati Act allowing chairmen for different state-run corporations and different organisations, advisors and vice-chairmen of different organisations for government accommodation.
The government also approved Rs 28460.53 lakh for construction of a paediatric (children’s) ward in BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur, and allotted Rs 17,537.42 lakh as scholarship money for students of Backward caste.