The Congress government in Chhattisgarh has decided to increase reservation for Scheduled Castes in educational institutions and government jobs by a percentage point to 13% from 12%. 

The government has termed this decision as correcting the “wrong” done by the previous BJP government in the state. “The Scheduled Castes in Chhattisgarh will now get reservation in proportion to their population,” chief minister Bhupesh Baghel said. “We are correcting a wrong decision of the Raman Singh g .. 

Even as it has taken a call to increase reservation for SCs, the Chhattisgarh government has refused to introduce 10% quota for economically weaker sections (EWS), which has been introduced by the BJP government at the Centre through a constitutional amendment in January this year. “We need to study 10% quota for EWS minutely,” a Chhattisgarh government spokesperson told ET. “The last caste census took place in 1932. We do not know how castes have grown numerically in recent times. So far, there ..