Karnataka state government has proposed increasing reservation for disabilities:

Why in News: State government of Karnataka has proposed increasing reservation by one percentage point for Group ‘A’ or ‘B’ to candidates who are ‘persons with benchmark disability’.

About News: Karnataka government has published a draft of the amendment it proposes to make to the Karnataka Civil Services (General Recruitment) Rules, 1977.

Present Status of reservation:  

Provide 3% reservation for the disabled during direct recruitment to Group ‘A’ or ‘B’ post and  5%  quota for the disabled in Group ‘C’ or ‘D’ posts.

Persons with benchmark disabilities are those certified to have 40% of any of the disabilities specified in the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act, 2016.

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