Haryana mulls quota for sarpanches

Geetanjali Gayatri

Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, October 18

After announcing 50 per cent reservation for women in panchayat elections, Haryana is now mulling reservation for one category of the backward classes among the sarpanches.

The Backward Classes (A) category could be given reservation in proportion to their population, sources said. While the Backward Classes category has 27 per cent reservation, the BC (A) category has 16 per cent reservation and the BC (B) category has 11 per cent reservation. The BC (A) category is more backward than the BC (B).

The sources said 16 per cent seats among the sarpanches will be reserved for BC (A).

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