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Haryana Cabinet gives nod for 10% reservation to EWS

The Haryana government on Wednesday decided to grant 10% reservation to persons belonging to the economically weaker sections in direct recruitment to Group A, B, C and D posts in all departments, boards, corporations and local bodies of the State government, besides in admissions to all government and government-aided educational institutions.

The decision was taken at a meeting of the State Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar.

Income from all sources

An official statement said only those whose gross income is below ₹6 lakh per annum would be eligible. “Income will include income from all sources. That is salary, agriculture, business and profession and income for the financial year prior to the year of application,” it said.

Moreover, a family will include the person who is seeking reservation — his/her parents, spouse and children and siblings below the age of 18 years, the statement said.

The statement added that persons whose family owns or possesses five acres of agricultural land and above; residential flat of 1,000 square feet and above; residential plot of 100 square yards and above in notified municipalities; residential plot of 200 square yards and above in areas other than the notified municipalities; and any immovable property worth more than ₹1 crore would be excluded from the quota irrespective of the family income.

The Cabinet also approved the draft of the Haryana Laws (Special Provisions) Bill, 2019, to make special provisions for all districts of Haryana falling under the National Capital Region for a period of one year.

“This Act will be called the Haryana Laws (Special Provisions) Act, 2019. It will help to phase out specified agricultural and allied activities propelled vehicles — tractors and combine harvesters — using diesel as fuel from the districts of Haryana falling in the NCR gradually in compliance with the directions of the Supreme Court without causing hardship to farmers and allied in the districts falling in the NCR,” said the statement.

Textile policy

The Cabinet also gave its nod to amend the Textile Policy-2018. “Anchor units have been defined as an enterprise with fixed capital investment of ₹100 crore or more which provides employment to 1,000 people or more, with at least 70% of the total unskilled employment to the people of Haryana domicile and at least 30% of overall employment to the people of Haryana domicile,” the statement added.

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