Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh governments have approve 10% reservation reservation for poor among general category
After Gujarat and Jharkhand, the Uttar Pradesh government has approved 10% reservation in jobs and educational institutions for economically backward in the general category. The decision was taken at the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow. Recently, President Ram Nath Kovind cleared the landmark Constitution (124 Amendment) Bill, 2019 passed by parliament, which will provide 10% reservation in government jobs and college seats for people outside high income brackets. Now, the Act empowers all individuals of the General category whose family’s combined annual income is less than Rs 8 lakh, and who hold less than five acres of agricultural land.
Topics: Economically Weaker Section • Government of India • India • Indian caste system • Indian Hindus • Lok Sabha • Lucknow • Ram Nath Kovind • Reservation in India • Uttar Pradesh • Yogi Adityanath