Arunthathiyars, Educational Institutions, Private Educational Institutions, Scheduled
The following Act of the Tamil Nadu Legislative Assembly received the assent of the
Governor on the 9th March 2009 and is hereby published for general information:—
ACT No. 4 OF 2009.
An Act to provide for reservation of seats in educational institutions including
private educational institutions in the State and of appointments or posts in the
services under the State to Arunthathiyars in the State of Tamil Nadu within the
eighteen per cent reservation for Scheduled Castes.
WHEREAS the policy of reservation for the social and educational advancement of
the people belonging to the Backward Classes of citizens in admissions to educational
institutions in the State and for appointments in the services under the State has been
under implementation in the State of Tamil Nadu for a long time;
AND WHEREAS the State of Tamil Nadu is a pioneer State in providing reservation
for the underprivileged and the first communal Government Order was passed in the
year 1921 and the proportional representation for communities was made in the year
1927 in the State of Tamil Nadu;
AND WHEREAS a large percentage of population of Tamil Nadu suffering from social
and educational backwardness for many years have started enjoying the fruits of the
reservation policy and have been able to improve their lot and attain a higher standard
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