Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda made the announcement at a Backward Classes conference.
He said a decision to this effect had been taken at the state cabinet meeting held at Chandigarh earlier today. He said as against the ten per cent reservation for Backward Classes, it would now be ten per cent for Backward Classes (A) and five per cent for Backward Classes (B).
Similarly, the quantum of reservation for Special Backward Classes and Economically Backward Classes has been increased from existing four per cent to five per cent, an official release quoting Hooda said.
He said that his government has implemented a number of welfare programmes for benefit of all sections of the society.
A sum of more than Rs 500 crore has already been given as scholarships to government school students belonging to weaker sections of the society, he said.
The Chief Minister said his government is giving scholarships to 20 lakh students.