RS passes amendment in Central Education Institutions Reservation Bill to ensure equity

The Rajya Sabha passed the Central Educational Institutions Reservation in Admission Amendment Bill 2010. The bill was passed by a voice vote.
Objective: It provides that the State seats if any, in a Central Educational Institution situated in the tribal area will be governed by such reservation policy for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other backward classes. The amendments to the Act aim at safeguarding interests of the tribal population in far-flung and remote areas of the North-Eastern States by providing a balance b/w the local policy at the State level and the national policy on reservation. The amendments would thus ensure equity and inclusiveness and meet the regional aspirations.

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