Sikkim Government on 5 June 2014 notified to provide 12 percent horizontal reservation for below poverty line (BPL) candidates in all state government jobs and posts in public sector undertakings.
According to the official notification released in Gangtok, the horizontal reservation will be applicable with immediate effect only to BPL persons of Sikkim origin.
Latest figures issued by the Planning Commission have said that just about 8 percent (about 55 thousand) people of Sikkim lives below poverty line.
Who: Sikkim Government
Where: in Gangtok
When: 9 June 2014