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District as a unit for BC quota in Panchayat Raj polls

June 17, 2013 - Hyderabad

The Government's decision to take the district as a unit to determine BC reservations in the panchayat elections has come up following the pressure from BC organizations and Congress MLAs.

In a meeting held on Monday, the State Cabinent has decided to take into consideration the district popu8lation as the unit for reserving 34 per cent of sarpanch posts for the BCS. The Panchayat Raj department had initially announced SC, ST and BC reservations for panchayats with the State as unit.

The State Cabinent also unanimously approved the guidelines submitted by the Group of Ministers for the draft legislation on Bangaru Thalli programme to give legal status to the scheme in the Assembly in a couple of days.

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