Reservation guidelines notified

 
Gazette notification came a day after the press conference by the State Election Commissioner, who held the state government responsible for the delay in BBMP elections which was followed by the strongly-worded comments by the Karnataka High Court.

The notification said that the reservation of the wards has been done based on the 2001 Census. The government notification stated that in 2001, the population of Bangalore was 58,40,155 out of which the people from scheduled caste were 6,81,521 and the scheduled tribes were 70,071. The government also took into consideration the women population based on the 2001 census.

The government reserved 15 seats for the scheduled caste and eight seats for women from the same category. One seat each has been reserved for the scheduled tribe and women from scheduled tribe. For the backward caste (A category) 35 seats have been reserved whereas 18 seats for women from the same community have been reserved. For the backward caste (B category) nine seats have been reserved whereas four seats have been reserved for the women from the same community.

As many as 71 seats have been reserved for the general category while 36 seats have been reserved for the women from the general category.

The wards, which will be reserved have not been declared yet while the government sources said soon the reservation would be done.

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