In the Indian state of Rajasthan, 1.33 lakh certificates have been made in two months with the reservation of 10 percent of the Economically Backward Castes (EWS). It is a record in itself to produce such a large number of certificates. The Ashok Gehlot government of Rajasthan on October 18 decided to remove the property provision from the 10 percent EWS reservation given to the economically backward castes.
According to media reports, the decision of the Gehlot government has given hope to the poor upper castes to get benefits in government jobs and other facilities. The result of this is that such a large number of EWS certificates have been made in just two months. Along with this, there has also been an increase in registration of upper caste youth in district employment offices. This decision of the Gehlot government is being considered as a game-changer for the youth of the upper castes. The government has now decided to provide separate posts for this class in new recruitments.
This decision of the Gehlot government is considered to be very important politically and socially during his year-long tenure. This decision has worked to increase employment opportunities in the government sector to the economically weaker upper castes, on the other hand, has strengthened the image of CM among this class. After this decision in Rajasthan, now only income below 8 lakh rupees is the eligibility criteria for EWS reservation. This decision of CM Ashok Gehlot, taken before the local body elections, has a direct impact on the results of the civic elections. Congress gained a lot in the local body elections.