On January 13, the government of Gujarat said that it will kick-start reservation in government jobs as well as education for the economically weaker section in the general category from January 14. On January 12, the amendment to offer 10% reservation quota received President's assent.
"The economically weaker sections from the general category will get 10 percent reservation in admissions to higher education and government jobs starting Uttarayan on January 14," the state government said in a release.
The new quota will also be implemented in admissions and jobs which were advertised before January 14 but for which the actual process has not started, it said. So, for such a case, fresh announcements will be made.