Javadekar to take a decision on the roster issue today, at Modi government's last cabinet meet

Various organisations have been urging the government to bring an ordinance to restore the 200-point roster taking college or university as a unit for reservation in teaching posts
Prakash Javadekar
Prakash Javadekar

The cabinet meeting that is to be held on Thursday, is likely to take decisions on many key issues, that include the restoration of the 200-point roster system of reservation for faculties in universities. The other matters that will be discussed in the Modi government's last cabinet meeting include incentives for the sugar industry and some relief for farmers.

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar hinted that the government could give its nod to the ordinance in the wake of a countrywide agitation over the issue. Recently, the previous 200-point roster was revoked and was replaced by a 13-point roster system, which created a lot of hue and cry.

Sources also hinted that there were likely to be some surprises as the government might take a few last-minute steps ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. So it would be interesting to see what is up its sleeve. The Cabinet meeting is scheduled to be held at 7, Lok Kalyan Marg.

After the meeting, the election schedule may be announced any time on Friday. After that the government cannot announce any new schemes or policies until the new government takes office.

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