This 12 percent ‘horizontal reservation’ will be applicable with immediate effect only to those BPL persons who are of Sikkimese origin, an official notification said here.

As per the latest figures issued by the Planning Commission, Sikkim has just about eight percent people living below poverty line.

This comes to about 55,000 BPL people in Sikkim, official sources said12 pc job reservation for BPL candidates in Sikkim

(Agencies)

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