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January 07, 2019

Govt approves 10 % reservation for Poor Upper Castes (General Category) in Jobs & Education

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The Union Cabinet headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today approved the proposal of 10 per cent reservation for economically backward upper castes. The quota will be applicable for those belonging to general category who earn less than Rs 8 lakh per annum. The quota is for jobs for those belonging to the weaker sections among the upper caste. The reservation can also be availed for admission in higher educational institutions

Following the cabinet approval, the Narendra Modi government will now move to amend the Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution. These two amendments will provide reservation of not more than 10 per cent to the economically weaker sections among castes that fall under the general category. This would benefit several upper castes across the country.

Constitution in order to grant this 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker in the general category.  In order to do so, the government will amend

Who all are eligible for the 10% quota in General Category ?

  • People who earn less than Rs 8 lakh annually
  • People who have agricultural land below five acres
  • For availing the quota, a residential house should be below 1000 sq ft
  • The residential plot should be below 100 yards in notified municipality
  • The residential plot below 200 yards should be in a non-notified municipality area
The government is likely to bring constitutional amendment bill on quota in Parliament tomorrow.  
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