Law & Order

10% Reservation Bill Gets President Ram Nath Kovind's Assent; Becomes A Law

Written By Digital Desk | Mumbai | Published:

President Ram Nath Kovind cleared the iconic Constitution Amendment Bill to that grants 10% reservation in education and government jobs to economically-weaker individuals belonging to the general category, across religions.

While the Constitution Amendment required to enact this quota was passed by the Lok Sabha and even found support from a number of opposition parties, outside of Parliament (and often even within), a number of these have been vocal in alleging that it is no more than an election gimmick and have questioned its feasibility, given the Supreme Court-imposed 50% cap on reservations.

The reservation is meant for economically-weaker individuals whose annual earning is below Rs. 8 lakh and who possess less than 5 acres of agriculture land.

The Reservation Constitutional (124th) Amendment Bill passed with- 

Ayes- 319
Noes- 4
Abst- 0