OBC reservation to be introduced in Sainik schools from 2021-22: Defence Secretary

By: |
October 30, 2020 6:25 PM

"OBC reservation to be introduced in Sainik Schools from the year 2021-22," Kumar said on Twitter and posted images of an October 13 circular that was sent to principals of all Sainik schools across the country.

The Sainik Schools Society, which works under the Ministry of Defence, manages 33 such residential schools in the country. (Representative image)The Sainik Schools Society, which works under the Ministry of Defence, manages 33 such residential schools in the country. (Representative image)

Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar on Friday said 27 per cent seats in Sainik schools will be reserved for other backward classes (OBCs) from the academic session of 2021-22.

The Sainik Schools Society, which works under the Ministry of Defence, manages 33 such residential schools in the country.

“OBC reservation to be introduced in Sainik Schools from the year 2021-22,” Kumar said on Twitter and posted images of an October 13 circular that was sent to principals of all Sainik schools across the country.

The circular said 67 per cent of the seats in a Sainik school are reserved for candidates from the state or the Union Territory in which the school is located and the remaining 33 per cent is reserved for those who come from outside that state or UT. These two lists will be termed List A and List B.

The circular said within each list, 15 per cent seats are reserved for Scheduled Castes, 7.5 per cent seats are for Scheduled Tribes and 27 per cent seats are for non-creamy layer OBCs.

It stated this reservation policy will come into effect from the academic session of 2021-22.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE, NSE, US Market and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, Check out latest IPO News, Best Performing IPOs, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Financial Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel and stay updated with the latest Biz news and updates.

Next Stories
1UBSE UK Board Class 10th, 12th Results 2021 Latest Update: Uttarakhand Board declares exam results, 99.5% clear Intermediate, 99% clear High School
2UP Board 10th, 12th Result 2021 Live: UPMSP 12th, 10th results to be announced soon, find your roll no at upmsp.edu.in
3Class 12 results: CBSE records highest ever 99.37 pass percentage, girls outshine boys