The News Minute | June 15, 2014 | 06:11 pm IST
Chandigarh: With a clear eye to assembly polls likely to be held in October this year, Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday announced his government's decision to increase the quantum of reservation for backward classes, special backward classes and economically backward classes.
The enhancement of reservation benefit for these categories will be in direct recruitment in Class I and II posts, a state government spokesman said here.
The decision was taken by the state cabinet at its meeting here on Sunday.
Hooda said that against the present quantum of 10 percent reservation for backward classes, now it would be 10 percent for backward classes (A category) and five percent for backward classes (B category).
The quantum of reservation for special backward classes and economically backward classes has been increased to five percent from existing four percent.
In another decision to woo employees, the Hooda government also announced an amendment in its Regularisation Policy.
The cabinet decided that, as a one-time measure, any employee appointed against a sanctioned post who has completed or will complete 10 years of service by a cut-off date of Dec 31, 2018, will be considered for regularization, even though the original appointment may not have been made through the process of advertisement and interview.
This will, however, be subject to satisfactory service record.