Jowai MLA, Wailadmiki Shylla has said that a time has come to change the contours of reservation by providing 80 per cent quota to all the Khasi, Jaintias and Garos.
Shylla was speaking at a function to inaugurate a training programme of the North East Institute of Professional Studies at Mynthong Pohkseh Jowai yesterday.
He said the state has followed the 40:40 reservation policy where the Khasi and Jaintia people are classed as one group who would enjoy 40 per cent reservation in jobs and education and Garos 40 percent.
“The state reservation should be changed and 80 per cent of the reservation be for all Meghalayans,” he said, adding, meritorious job aspirants should be appointed, be it Khasi, Jaintia or Garo.
The NPP MLA said he will raise the issue in the Assembly.
Yesterday, Congress Party MLA Saleng Sangma too made the same observation and pointed out that the roster system should not divide Khasis and Garos and asked citizens to think of themselves as Meghalayans.
Meghalaya the State has followed the 40:40:5:15 reservation policy. Besides the three tribes, there is a reservation of 5 per cent vacancies in favour of any other Scheduled Tribes and Scheduled Castes as specified in the Fourth Schedule and the Second Schedule and 15 per cent for general candidates.
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