A day after the BJP-led NDA government approved a pathbreaking proposal to provide 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and education to Economically Weaker Sections in the General category, a Constitutional Amendment Bill is likely to be moved in the Parliament. As per sources, the new reservations will be applicable to EWS across religions.
Republic TV on, Tuesday, has accessed a copy of the Bill, which will be called as the Constitution (one hundred and twenty-fourth) Amendment bill, 2019.
The Bill states to "provide for reservation for the economically weaker sections of society in higher educational institutions, including private institutions whether aided or unaided by the State other than the minority educational institutions referred to in Article 30 of the Constitution and also provides for reservation for them in posts in initial appointment in services under the State".
Read the copy of the Bill here:
The amendment will be brought in the Parliament on Tuesday, and should it be passed in both the houses, the reservation cap will increase from 50 to 60%. In order for the amendment to be brought up, the government will need to amend the Article 15 and 16 of the constitution.
Here are the criteria for an individual to qualify for the reservation: