The Delhi government has increased the reservation in higher education for OBCs to 27 percent from the present 21 percent.
With this increase, the total reservation in higher education institutions for SCs, STs and OBCs will go up to 49.5 percent. The SCs have 15 percent reservation while the STs have 7.5 percent.
The decision to increase the OBC quota was taken at a meeting of the state Cabinet chaired by Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit on Monday.
The reservation will come into effect after a notification by the government.