10 % Reservation for EWS , All you need to know about the General reservation

The  Social Justice and Empowerment ministry stated in a notification that the Constitution (103rd Amendment) Act, 2019, providing 10 per cent quota for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) among the upper caste, would come into effect 14-Jan-2019.

Official Notification -  [Preview##eye##]
The bill was introduced in LS by Mr. Thaawar Chand Gehlot on January 8, 2019. The Bill seeks to provide for the advancement of “economically weaker sections” of citizens  [Bill Text##eye##]

The bill was passed in LS,RS and was given assent by the president (124th  constitutional amendment bill)
LS(Jan 8 2019)  - > RS(Jan 9 2019) - >President (jan 15 2019)
   Article 15 of the Constitution prohibits discrimination against any citizen on the grounds of race, religion, caste, sex, or place of birth. However, the government may make special provisions for the advancement of socially and educationally backward classes, or for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes. 
Article 16 of the Constitution prohibits discrimination in employment in any government office. However, the government can allow reservation for any “backward class of citizens”, if they are not adequately represented in the services under the state.  

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Features of the bill

  • The Bill seeks to amend Article 15 to additionally permit the government to provide for the advancement of “economically weaker sections”.  Further, up to 10% of seats may be reserved for such sections for admission in educational institutions.  
  • Such reservation will not apply to minority educational institutions.
  • The Bill seeks to amend Article 16 to permit the government to reserve up to 10% of all posts for the “economically weaker sections” of citizens.
  • The reservation of up to 10% for “economically weaker sections” in educational institutions and public employment will be in addition to the existing reservation. 
  • The central government will notify the “economically weaker sections” of citizens on the basis of family income and other indicators of economic disadvantage.
    Other bills passed in winter session
    1. The National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Central Palsy, Mental Retardation and     Multiple (Disabilities) Amendment Bill, 2018
    2. #The Appropriation (No.6) Bill, 2018
    3. The Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (Amendment) Bill, 2019
    4. The National Council for Teacher Education (Amendment) Bill, 2019
    5. The Constitution (One Hundred Twenty Four) Amendment Bill, 2019
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The Radical - Information That Matters: 10 % Reservation for EWS , All you need to know about the General reservation
10 % Reservation for EWS , All you need to know about the General reservation
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