As per the recent reports, the state cabinet has decided to pass the Kapu reservation bill, which will reportedly provide with a 5 percent quota in education and employment in the state.
It was reported that Andhra Pradesh Assembly has allegedly passed the Kapu reservation bill to give 5% reservation to the Kapu community in educational institutions, government jobs on Saturday.
The bill was moved by Chandrababu Naidu government, which was believed to the TDP’s one of the key promises in 2014 election campaign.
While addressing the assembly, Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu said in a statement, “As 5% reservation to Kapus makes total reservation exceed 50%, the central government nod is compulsory. We will send this bill to the Centre. We ask them to include this reservation in Schedule 9, so it becomes legitimate”.
It was believed that the bill was extended by 5% quota to Kapus under the Backward Castes (BC) ‘F’ Category.
Furthermore, it was said, the state already has 29% reservation for Backward Castes under A, B, C, D and E categories.
Apart from this, sources said, 15% and 6% reservations exist in the state for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) respectively.