Haryana Backward Classes (Reservation in Services and Admissions in Educational Institutions) Act, 2016
(Haryana Act No. 15 of 2016)
(a) "appointment" means an appointment by direct recruitment;
(b) "Backward Classes" means such classes of citizens as specified in Schedule I, II or III;
(c) "competent authority" means an officer or an authority authorised to make admission into educational institutions or appointment in services under the State or an authority empowered by the State under sections 8 and 9, as the case may be;
(d) "creamy layer" means such class of persons within the Backward Classes as the State Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette specify for the purposes of this Act;
(e) "educational institutions" means any institution imparting education, established and maintained by the Government, or receiving aid out of the State funds, and includes Government/Government Aided Technical and Professional Institutions;
(f) "Government" means the Government of the State of Haryana;
(g) "prescribed" means prescribed by the rules made under this Act;
(h) "Schedule" means the Schedules appended to this Act; and
(i) "services" means and includes the services under the Government, the Legislature of the State, any institution of Self Government, any local authority, any corporation or company owned or controlled by the State or any such other authority.3. Reservation in services. - While making appointment, reservation shall be made for the members of the Backward Classes as specified in the Schedule. 4. Reservation in educational institutions. - While making admissions in educational institutions, reservation shall be made for the members of the Backward Classes as specified in the Schedule. 5. Restrictions with regards to creamy layer. - (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, no person belonging to the creamy layer of Backward Classes shall be-
(a) considered for admission in educational institutions against the seats reserved therein for Backward Classes as specified in the Schedule; or
(b) entitled to claim reservation in or be considered for appointment in services under the State against the posts reserved for Backward Classes as specified in the Schedule.(2) The Government shall, by notification, after taking into consideration social, economic and such other factors, as deemed appropriate, specify the criteria for exclusion and identification of persons belonging to the Backward Classes as creamy layer. (3) The criteria fixed under sub-section (2) shall be reviewed every three years. 6. Horizontal reservation. - Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, the State Government may provide for horizontal reservation for such category or categories of persons within Backward Classes, as it may deem necessary from time to time. 7. Seats for admission not to be carried forward to next year. - Where the seats reserved for Backward Classes for admission in educational institutions are not filled up in any academic year due to non-availability of candidates possessing the requisite qualifications, the same shall, after the display of the final list of such admissions for that year, be made available to candidates of general categories by the educational institution. 8. Competent authority to issue certificate. - (1) The Government may, by notification, appoint any officer to be the competent authority for the purposes of carrying out the provisions of this Act. (2) The competent authority may, for the purposes of sections 3 and 4, issue caste identification certificate in terms of Schedule in such manner, as may be prescribed. (3) The competent authority shall exercise such powers and perform such functions, as may be prescribed. (4) The competent authority shall be deemed to be a public servant within the meaning of section 21 of the Indian Penal Code, 1860 (45 of 1860). 9. Certificate of identification by competent authority. - A person belonging to the Backward Class as specified in the Schedule shall, for the purposes of sections 3 and 4, support his candidature by a certificate of caste identification issued by the competent authority. 10. Protection of action taken in good faith. - No suit, prosecution or other legal proceeding shall lie against the competent authority, officers of the Government for anything which is in good faith done or intended to be done under this Act, or any rule or order made thereunder. 11. Power to remove difficulties. - If any difficulty arises in giving effect to the provisions of this Act, the State Government may, by order, published in the Official Gazette, make such provisions not inconsistent with the provisions of this Act as may appear to be necessary for removing the difficulty: Provided that no such order shall be made under this section after the expiry of three years from the commencement of this Act. 12. Power to make rules. - (1) The Government shall, by notification in the Official Gazette, make rules for carrying out the purposes of this Act. (2) Every rule made under this Act shall, as soon as possible, after it is made or issued, be laid before the State Legislature. 13. Review of Schedule. - The Government shall at the expiration of ten years from the coming into force of this Act and at every succeeding period of ten years thereafter, undertake revision of the Schedule. 14. Overriding effect. - The provisions of this Act shall have effect, notwithstanding anything inconsistent therewith contained in any other State law for the time being in force or any instrument having effect by virtue of any such law. 15. Validation. - Notwithstanding anything contained in any judgment, decree or order of any court or other authority, the reservation made, and anything done or any action taken on the basis of such reservation, by the Government for admission to educational institutions and for appointment in the services for the Backward Classes on the date of coming into force of this Act, shall, for all purposes be deemed to be and to have always been, validly made, done or taken in accordance with law, as if this Act had been in force at all material times when such reservation has been made and such thing done or action taken.
(See sections 3 and 4)
Backward Class Block 'A'
1. Aheria, Aheri, Heri, Naik, Thori or Turi, Hari
3. Beta, Hensi or Hesi
6. Barai, Tamboli
7. Baragi, Bairagi, Swami Sadh
9. Bharbhunja, Bharbhuja
10. Bhat, Bhatra, Darpi, Ramiya
11. Bhuhalia, Lohar
15. Chimba, Chhipi, Chimpa, Darzi, Rohilla
17. Dhobi /Dhobi Rajak
19. Dhimar, Mallah, Kashyap- Rajpoot, Kahar, Jhiwar, Dhinwar, Khewat, Mehra, Nishad, Sakka, Bhisti, Sheikh-Abbasi
20. Dhosali, Dosali
22. Gwaria, Gauria or Gwar
24. Ghasi, Ghasiara or Ghosi
26. Gawala, Gowala
27. Gadaria, Pal, Baghel
28. Garhi Lohar
29. Hajjam, Nai, Nais, Sain
30. Jhangra-Brahman, Khati, Suthar, Dhiman-Brahmin, Tarkhan, Barhai, Baddi
31. Joginath, Jogi, Nath, Jangam-Jogi,Yogi
32. Kanjar or Kanchan
34. Kumhars, Prajapati
39. Lakhera, Manihar, Kachera
40. Lohar, Panchal-Brahmin
47. Pinja, Penja
48. Rehar, Rehara or Re
50. Rai Sikhs
52. Shorgir, Shergir
54. Singhikant, Singiwala
55. Sunar, Zargar, Soni
56. Thathera, Tamera
58. Banzara, Banjara
59. Weaver ( Jullaha)
65. Chaaraj (Mahabrahman)
68. Rangrez, Lilgar, Nilgar, Lallari
69. Dawala, Soni-Dawala, Nyaaria
70. Bhar, Rajbhar
71. Nat (Muslim)
* Reservation in services:-Sixteen percent reservation shall be provided for Class III and IV posts and eleven percent in Class I and II posts.
* Reservation in admissions:- Sixteen percent reservation shall be provided for admissions in educational institutions.
(See sections 3 and 4)
Backward Class Block 'B'
4. Saini, Shakya, Koeri, Kushwaha, Maurya
* Reservation in services:- Eleven percent reservation shall be provided for Class III and IV posts and six percent in Class I and II posts.
* Reservation in admissions:- Eleven percent reservation shall be provided for admissions in educational institutions.
(See sections 3 and 4)
Backward Class Block 'C'
2. Jat Sikh
6. Mulla Jat/Muslim Jat
* Reservation in services:- Ten percent reservation shall be provided for Class III and IV posts and six percent in Class I and II posts.
* Reservation in admissions:- Ten percent reservation shall be provided for admissions in educational institutions.