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Government's 10% quota bill challenged in Supreme Court
Posted Date:-1/10/2019 8:56:50 PM

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The Parliament passed the Constitutional Amendment Bill, which was brought by the central government to provide 10 percent reservation for economically backward personsA plea challenging the bill to provide 10 percent reservation  to general category poor in jobs and education was Thursday filed in the Supreme Court.
 
The petition, filed by Youth For Equality organisation and Kaushal Kant Mishra, sought the quashing of the bill saying that the economic criterion cannot be the sole basis for reservation.24 Constitutional Amendment Bill, which aims to provide 10 per cent reservation for the poor in education and jobs. On Tuesday, the Lok Sabha members passed the approval and passed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Some of the opinion that the bill should be sent to the Select Committee .. When voting was finally approached, everyone voted in favor.
This reservation would benefit people from social groups such as Brahmins, Rajputs, Jats, Marathas, Landhars, Vaishya, Kamma, Kapu, Reddy and Kshatriya. At present, this is an additional 49.5 per cent reservation for SCs, STs and Backward Classes. Reservation in the country will be 59.5 percent. However, the Supreme Court has ruled that reservation should not exceed 50 per cent. The petition has been filed in the court due to the present bill against this ruling.

 




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