Sikkim government reserves 12% jobs for BPL

As per an announcement made by the Sikkim government, there will be 12% reservation in all state government jobs and posts in public sector undertakings for candidates living Below Poverty Line (BPL). Only those BPL persons who are of Sikkimese origin will be eligible for this 12% “horizontal reservation”. As per the latest data released by the Planning Commission, Sikkim has just about 8% people living below poverty line which is equal to about 55,000 BPL people in the state.

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