Govt Tables constitutional amendment bill that provides 10% reservation to the Economically weaker sections, in LokSabha


New Delhi : The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government Tuesday tabled the 124th  constitutional amendment bill to provide 10% reservation in jobs and higher education to economically weaker sections among the upper castes. The Union Cabinet, headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, had approved the Bill yesterday.


If passed in the Lok Sabha, the Bill will be moved in the Rajya Sabha Wednesday — the winter session has been extended by a day for members in the Upper House. The Bill needs to be passed by a special majority of two-third of members present in each House, not less than half the strength in both. Following this, it will have to be ratified by at least half of the state legislatures. It will also have to face legal challenges, if any.

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