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10 Percent Upper Caste Quota Bill Gets President’s Nod

By: Pinki Sun, 13 Jan 2019 10:59 AM

10 percent upper caste quota bill gets President’s nod

President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the constitutional provision to provide 10-per cent reservation in government jobs and education to economically backward section in the general category. A notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice said Saturday that the Constitution (103 Amendment) Act, 2019 has received the assent of the president. The notification said the Act will come into force from a date to be announced by the government later. The Act amends Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution, by adding a clause which allows states to make “special provision for the advancement of any economically weaker sections of citizens”. These “special provisions” would relate to “their admission to educational institutions, including private educational institutions, whether aided or unaided by the state, other than the minority educational institutions”.
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