A delegation from the Bidar Chamber of Commerce and Industries has urged the State government to provide reservation for people of the Hyderabad Karnataka region in proportion to their population in the State.

“As much as 21 per cent of the population of Karnataka lives in Hyderabad Karnataka districts. Therefore, the quantum of reservation should be 21 per cent, in proportion to their population, B.G. Shetkar, BCCI president, said in a memorandum submitted to the Cabinet subcommitte headed by H.K. Patil, Minister for Rural Development and Panchayat Raj, in Gulbarga on Monday.

Students from these six districts should be provided reservation in higher education institutions outside the region, he said. According to him, the present provision for reservation is inadequate as it speaks of reservation only within Hyderabad Karnataka districts.

It should instead be based on the Telangana model where students from Telangana get reservation in higher education institutions outside Telangana districts.

He said that a similar pattern should be followed in recruitment also. All posts of the State cadre should have provision of 21 per cent reservation for candidates from Hyderabad Karnataka. Similarly, 79 per cent reservation should be provided to Hyderabad Karnataka candidates in divisional, district and taluk-level cadres, he said

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