Modi Govt Approves Reservation for Poor in General Category – 10 Per Cent Reservation


A proposition for 10 % reservation for People Who are Economically poorer and fall in the general category was accepted by the Union cabinet today. After the cabinet approval, the government will proceed to amend the Constitution so as to grant this 10 percent reservation for economically weaker in the general category He Narendra Modi government today approved a 10 percent reservation for economically backward upper castes in government jobs and education. A proposal for 10 percent reservation for people who are economically backward or poorer and fall under the general category was accepted by the Union cabinet today.

Following the cabinet approval, the Narendra Modi government will Now proceed to amend the Constitution in order to {grant|give} this 10 per cent reservation for the economically weaker in the general category.

So as to do so, the government will amend Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution. Both of these amendments will provide reservation of not more than 10 percent to the economically weaker sections among castes that fall under the general category. This would benefit several upper castes throughout the country.

What the decision effectively means that those who are Economically backward and fall under the general category will then have the ability to benefit from reservation in government jobs, an advantage that was not available to them previously.

The 10 percent reservation will be accessible to those who meet a Certain regular qualifying them as economically backward. This qualification will be determined by the value of assets held by a individual and/or their yearly income.

Someone will be qualified as economically poorer if:

  • Their annual income is below Rs 8 lakh,
  • They have agricultural land of less than five hectres
  • They homes smaller than 1,000 sq. ft.
  • They have residential plots under 109 yards in notified municipality
  • They have residential plot under 209 yards in non notified municipality area

It remains to be seen whether the {government|authorities} will be able to get bills amending the Constitution passed in Parliament. The bills would have to be passed by both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, each of which have largely been non-functional during the continuing Winter Session of Parliament.

The Modi cabinet’s decision to give 10 percent reservation to Those that are economically backward comes months before the crucial 2019 Lok Sabha election where Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be seeking another term in office.


Recent wins by the Principal opposition party, the Congress, in {Three Hindi heartland states have raised questions over whether the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party will truly be invincible in the upcoming general elections. 


Welcoming the decision, noted Dalit leader Kancha Ilaiah stated that He had no issues with the pro-poor decision taken by the Narendra Modi government.

Rajya Sabha MP KTS Tulsi, on the other hand, termed the decision a

“joke” and accused the Modi government of trying to “fool the people”. Tulsi also expressed doubts of whether the Modi government would have the ability to get the Constitutional amendments passed in Parliament.

Meanwhile, the Union minister and BJP ally Ramdas Athawale stated, The government has taken a very good decision, which would help big, Section of society, who are economically backward among distinct upper caste.

Article Source: –  India Today

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