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Four percent Muslim reservations reduced to 3 in new roster system.

Reservations are provided for better representation of all the communities in education and employment. After the formation of Telangana state, TRS chief K. Chandrasekhar Rao had promised to provide 12% reservation to Muslims in education and employment, but till date, there are no practical steps are taken to fulfill it. On the other hand, the 4% reservation provided to Muslims in the united Andhra Pradesh seems to be under threat. Although this matter is pending in the Supreme Court, the implementation of reservation in education and employment is still going on.

The government has announced to fill more than 80000 vacancies in various departments and for this roster points system has announced. However, only 3% reservations have been added to the roster points. Under the Telangana State and Subordinate Service Rules 1996, Muslim reservations were reduced from 4% to 3% in the roster points released for direct recruitment.

The intention of the government does not appear to be in favour of 4% representation for Muslims.

The intention of the government does not appear to be in favour of 4% representation for Muslims, so only 3 percent reservations were included in the roster points. A letter was sent by former minister Muhammad Ali Shabbir to the Chief Minister and Chief Secretary. After which the government issued an explanation in an unclear manner. Although the explanation did not mention the name of any officer or department, the statement was later confirmed by the Chief Secretary’s office. The Chief Secretary, who is in-charge of administration, has claimed that Muslim reservations i.e. BC-E mentioned at 19, 44, 69 and 94th position in the 100-point roster.

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