Private organisations doing govt work also to enforce reservation

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Lucknow, Jan 18 (UNI) After implementing reservation in the private sector under Public-Private Partnership (PPP), the Uttar Pradesh Government has now made reservation mandatory for those in private organisations in case they are engaged by government departments.

UP becomes the first state in the country to implement reservation for companies to get government contracts on outsourcing policies.

Chief Minister Mayawati, announcing the new formula which was passed by the state cabinet last evening, said all those organisations who want to work in the government or government controlled bodies will now have to implement reservation in their organisations.

'' These organisations would have to reserve posts for the Scheduled Castes, other backward classes and others as per the government policy'', she said.

At present, total reservation in state government jobs was around 50 per cent with a major chunk of 22 per cent going to the SC and 27 per cent to the OBCs.

On August 10, 2007, the Mayawati Government had enforced reservation of 30 per cent-- 10 per cent each for SC, OBCs and the poor of the upper castes-- in private companies under the PPP policy to avail government sops and facilities.

Ms Mayawati, talking to reporters here said as there was scarcity in government jobs, such steps were being taken so that deprived sections got their due share in the growing economy.

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