Karnataka Cabinet reiterates request to Governor on ordinance

The cabinet had considered the observations made by the Governor on the proposed Ordinance, Law Minister Suresh Kumar told reporters here.

The ordinance promulgated on October four, provides for restriction of total reservation of seats of SC/ST/BC taken up together to not more than 50 per cent.Consequently, numbers of seats reserved for the Backward Classes are being drastically reduced. The reservation of seats for BC in zilla panchayats is lessened from 334 (33.23 per cent) to 225 (22.21 per cent).

"Therefore, the implementation of the amendments pertaining to reservations brought by the Panchayat Raj (Amendment) Ordinance 2010 (Ordinance three of 2010) promulgated on October four have far reaching adverse impact on the measures to empower the backward classes", he said.

Considering the above facts, the cabinet decided to reiterate its request to the governor to accord his assent to the proposed (Second Amendment) ordinance 2010.First they would do it through written communication and if required meet him in person over the issue, he said.

Governor H R Bhardwaj has sought an explanation from the government regarding the legal implications of repealing the amendments to the Karnataka Panchayat Raj Act 1993.

The Government on Tuesday requested the governor to promulgate an ordinance repealing the amendments to the Act that reduced the representation for OBCs in zilla and taluka panchayats. Following criticism from Opposition, the Cabinet meeting decided to repeal the ordinance issued on October 4.

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