Parliament LIVE: Citizenship Bill passed, Now discussion on quota bill under Process
Yesterday, The Bill, approved by the Union Cabinet for 10 percent reservation in jobs and educational institutions for economically backward section in the general category.
General Caste Reservation Bill in Loksabha Live Updates: The discussion has begun on the bill for Upper Caste Reservations. The Modi government on Tuesday tabled the upper caste reservation bill in the Lok Sabha to amend the Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution to allow quota for the upper caste people.
Upper caste reservation bill in Lok Sabha LIVE Updates: The Modi government has tabled the upper caste reservation bill in the Lok Sabha. After a discussion, division will be done. The government needs to pass the bill with two-third majority. The current strength of the Lok Sabha is 523 and the magic mark is 349.
In a landmark move, the BJP-led NDA government on Monday cleared a proposal to grant 10% reservation for economically backward upper caste in government jobs and educational institutions. The Modi government needs to amend the Constitution to implement the same. According to a report in The Indian Express, the government will introduce the Constitution Amendment Bill on Tuesday in the Parliament. A constitution amendment bill needs to be passed with a two-thirds majority.
According to reports, the government will table the bill in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday and in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The Winter Session of the Rajya Sabha has been extended by a day till Wednesday. The decision to introduce a 10% quota for economically weaker sections in the general category comes months before the Lok Sabha polls. The decision was taken on Tuesday at a Cabinet meeting presided over by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.