Chennai, Sep 16 (UNI) The Ordinance providing reservation for Muslims and Christian minorities in educational institutions and jobs was notified in the Tamil Nadu Government extraordinary gazette last night.
An official release said, Governor Surjit Singh Barnala had promulgated the Ordinance on September 12 and it was notified in the gazette.
The Tamil Nadu Backward Class Christians and Backward Class Muslims (reservation of seats in educational institutions, including private educational institutions, and of appointments or posts in the services under the state) Ordinance 2007, comes into force with immediate effect with its notification in the gazette.
The reservation would be provided within the 30 per cent reservation for the Backward Classes, the notification said.
The government should appoint an officer not below the rank of District Backward Classes and Minorities Welfare Officer to be the competent authority for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of the Ordinance, it said.
Following requests from the backward class Christians and Muslims and on the basis of the recommendations of the Tamil Nadu Backward Classes Commission, the State Government decided to give 3.5 per cent reservation each for backward class Christians and Muslims within the existing level of 30 per cent reservation for backward classes.