Delhi govt: 27% OBC quota for higher education

New Delhi: Delhi government on Monday increased the reservation in higher education for OBCs to 27 per cent from the present 21 per cent.

With this increase, the total reservation in higher education institutions for SCs, STs and OBCs will go up to 49.5 per cent.

The SCs have 15 per cent reservation while the STs have 7.5 per cent.

The decision to increase the OBC quota was taken at a meeting of the state Cabinet chaired by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.

The reservation will come into effect after a notification by the government.