Order soon on claiming job, education quota in H-K region

The State government will soon come out with relevant orders for issue of various eligibility certificates from competent authorities to candidates for claiming reservation under Hyderabad-Karnataka quota in education and employment as enshrined in Article 371 J of the Constitution.

Article 371 J provides for quota in public employment through local cadres and reservation in education and vocational training institutions for those who belong to the Hyderabad-Karnataka region by birth or by domicile. 

The Hyderabad-Karnataka region comprises the districts of Bellary, Bidar, Gulbarga, Yadgir, Raichur and Koppal. 

The rules for issue of various eligibility certificates was cleared by a cabinet sub-committee headed by Rural Development and Panchayat Raj Minister H K Patil in Bangalore on Friday last. 

The same would now be placed before the State Cabinet for approval, official sources said.

These eligibility certificates which include birth certificate, study certificate, domicile certificate and marriage certificate, as the case may be, will have to be mandatorily procured by all candidates who plan to claim reservation benefits. 

The sources said the designations of the competent authorities and the format in which the applications should be furnished would be announced soon after the rules are ratified by the State Cabinet.

Who is eligible?

According to the Karnataka Public Employment (Reservation in Appointment for Hyderabad-Karnataka Region) Order, 2013 issued by the Governor recently, a person will be eligible for reservation under Hyderabad-Karnataka quota if he/she is born in the region or either of his/she parents was born in that region before January 1, 2013.

 The person will also be eligible if either of  his/her parents lived in the region for more than ten years prior to January 1, 2013 and had their name in the electoral list . 

A person who owned any immovable property in the local area before the cut off date is also eligible.


In case a minimum educational qualification has been prescribed for recruitment to a post, then the candidate will become eligible if he/she has studied in an educational institution in the local area for not less than ten consecutive years. 

A woman (from outside Hyderabad-Karnataka region) who marries a local person also becomes eligible for the benefits.

In all cases, certificates from the competent authorities is required. 

The competent authorities will have to issue the relevant certificates within thirty days from the date of its receipt of application after verifying required documents. 

The competent authorities will also have the powers to conduct inquiry to verify the veracity of the claims, the sources said.

The government has earmarked 75 per cent of the posts belonging to Group ‘A’ and Group ‘B’ , 80 per cent of posts of Group C and 85 per cent of posts in Group ‘D’ for the local population. 

The quota for the local cadres in districts outside Hyderabad-Karnataka has been fixed at eight per cent.

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