Reservation policy

Updated: Aug 20, 2021

A policy in India that reserves a proportion of places in public jobs and higher education institutions for disadvantaged or underrepresented groups. These groups are primarily determined by a caste or tribe membership; certain reservation provisions concern gender and religion. Some private firms take voluntary measures to offer employment incentives to workers belonging to these groups.

Reference: Oxford Press Dictonary of Economics, 5th edt.

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