Maharashtra Government has approved 1% reservation for orphans in government jobs d education for orphans in the state under general category. Decision in this regard was taken at state Cabinet meeting Chaired by Devendra Fadnavis.
This reservation provision is termed as parallel reservation. It will be provided under general category, which means government does not need to increase its caste reservation quota that has already reached 52%. Parallel reservation means, of total jobs available under general category, 1% will be reserved only for orphans
The reservation for orphans was needed as they do not know their caste and they cannot be included in specific reservation category, due to which they are deprived of educational, economic and social concessions. The recently approved reservation provision will help in the rehabilitation of orphan kids and help to secure their future. In Maharashtra, 3,900 orphans lived in government-run orphanages. The figure is apart from those living in private orphanages.