Special Correspondent

JAIPUR: The Rajasthan Cabinet has decided to provide 45 per cent reservation in subordinate Government services to the Scheduled Tribes people living in the Tribal Sub-Plan (TSP) area, comprising six districts in the State, and 5 per cent to those from the Scheduled Castes residing in the same area.

The decision will benefit the tribals living in Dungarpur, Banswara, Sirohi, Udaipur, Pratapgarh and Chittaurgarh districts in the direct recruitment to Government services. Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje, who also holds the Finance portfolio, had said in her Budget speech that the reservation for tribals in direct recruitment would be extended to all subordinate services except the State services. The State Cabinet has taken the decision in accordance with the announcement. An official release stated here on Thursday the State Cabinet also approved 25 per cent reservation to the Saharia tribals belonging to Kishanganj and Shahbad teshils of Baran district.