New Delhi: Governments decision to carve out 4.5% sub-quota for minorities within 27% reservations in Central educational institutions and Central Government Jobs for the OBCs came into effect on Sunday.

The decision for the same was made by the Union Cabinet on 22nd December 2012.

As per the decision made by the Central Government, The Human Resource Development Ministry has issued a gazette notification for its implementation in all Central institutions. Under this sub-quota, minorities would get admissions in technical institutions such as IITs, IIMs, NITs and other Central Universities.

It is noteworthy to mention that the demands to increase the sub-quota of minorities was made after the Sachar Committee recommended for a share to the Muslims in the reservatiuon list for the OBCs.