From UPSC perspective, the following things are important :
Prelims level : EBPG Quota
Mains level : Reservations
- The Haryana government has withdrawn its quotas of posts kept reserved under the Economically Backward Persons in General Category (EBPG) and Backward Class (Block-C) in government jobs and state-run educational institutions.
- The six castes – Jats, Jat Sikhs, Muslim Jats, Tyagis, Rors and Bishnois – that were included in backward class (Block-C) category were the beneficiaries of the scheme.
Why such move?
- EBPG quota was withdrawn in view of reservation provided under the Economic Weaker Section (EWS) by the central government.
- Since EWS reservation has come into effect, there was no requirement to continue with reservation of EBPG and such reservation is hereby withdrawn.