While taking a major decision in the Cabinet meeting on Monday, the Modi government has stamped the proposal of giving 10 percent reservation to the government jobs and educational institutions in economically backward classes.
According to preliminary information, for this amendment in the constitution, the bill will be introduced in the current session of Parliament. According to sources, on the last day of the Winter Session of Parliament (tomorrow), the government can bring a bill in Parliament.
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This decision has come from the government when only a few months are left for the Lok Sabha elections. Earlier, the Dalit leader and minister Ramdas Athawale had earlier advocated reservation for the upper castes. He had said that 25 percent reservation should be given to the upper caste people. It will be different from the existing 50 percent reservation. One source said, ‘Reservation will be given to economically backward poor people who are not getting the benefit of reservation now.’
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Sources said that the general category is not getting the reservation right now. A source said, “Reservation will be given to economically backward poor people who are not getting the benefit of reservation right now.
He said that the benefit of reservation is expected to meet him whose annual income will be less than eight lakh rupees and land up to five acres. Sources said that in order to implement the verdict, the amendment in Article 15 and 16 of the Constitution shall be amended.
Let us tell you that in the current reservation system, Scheduled Castes (SC) is given 15 percent reservation, ST for 7.5 percent and OBC 27 percent reservation.