Highlights | 10 per cent quota for economically weaker section in upper castes cleared by Lok Sabha

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 January 2019, 10:54 PM
The bill, which was tabled in the Lower House by Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot, is aimed at providing quota to 'poor' in upper castes.
The bill, which was tabled in the Lower House by Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot, is aimed at providing quota to 'poor' in upper castes.

In a major political gamble ahead of 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the Narendra Modi government on Tuesday tabled a Constitutional amendment bill in the Lok Sabha in order to implement the 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education for the economically backward in upper castes (general category). The bill, which was tabled in the Lower House by Union Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot, will now be taken up for discussion in the House. The Narendra Modi Cabinet on Monday had approved 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions for the economically weak in the general category. However, the reservation to the economically weaker sections of the general castes can be given only after a constitutional amendment as the proposed legislation will exceed the Supreme Court’s 50 per cent quota cap for Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and the Other Backward Castes (OBCs). The reservation for economically backward in general category will be over and above the existing 50 pc reservation.

Below are the live updates: 

  Jan 08, 2019  22:09 (IST)
  Jan 08, 2019  22:09 (IST)

10 per cent quota bill passed by a margin of 323-3

  Jan 08, 2019  22:07 (IST)

The Bill will tabled in Rajya Sabha tomorrow

  Jan 08, 2019  22:07 (IST)

Winter session of Lok Sabha ends

  Jan 08, 2019  22:02 (IST)

Lok Sabha passes Constitution (124 Amendment) Bill, 2019. The bill will provide reservation for economically weaker section of the society in higher educational institutions

  Jan 08, 2019  22:01 (IST)

10 per cent quota for economically weaker section in upper castes cleared by Lok Sabha

  Jan 08, 2019  21:55 (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Parliament

  Jan 08, 2019  19:16 (IST)

Quota bill will help 'upper caste' people who are economically backward: Ram Vilas Paswan.

  Jan 08, 2019  19:06 (IST)

Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikas is complete now, says Ram Vilas Paswan.

  Jan 08, 2019  18:20 (IST)

TMC extends support to the Reservation Bill. 

  Jan 08, 2019  18:17 (IST)

This bill is promising a fake dream which will never become a reality, says Sudip Bandyopadhyay.

  Jan 08, 2019  18:15 (IST)

TMC's Sudip Bandyopadhyay questions the timing of the introduction of the bill.

  Jan 08, 2019  18:11 (IST)

Economic criteria can change with time but caste is permanent, says AIADMK leader M. Thambi Durai.

  Jan 08, 2019  18:05 (IST)

How will you ensure quota in private unaided institutions: Congress to the government in Lok Sabha.

  Jan 08, 2019  18:05 (IST)

Programmes announced by the Modi government are not properly implemented, says AIADMK leader M. Thambi Durai.

  Jan 08, 2019  18:05 (IST)

Supreme Court has fixed the 50 per cent quota ceiling only for the caste-based reservation, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha.

  Jan 08, 2019  17:55 (IST)

Appeal my communist friends to support the bill or it will be considered as the first instance when something is being done for the poor and the left parties will be seen opposing it, says Arun Jaitley.

  Jan 08, 2019  18:05 (IST)

Just how equals cannot be treated unequally, similarly unequals cannot be treated equally, says Arun Jaitley.



  Jan 08, 2019  17:45 (IST)

The bill will enable social upliftment and will benefit a large section of the society, says Arun Jaitley.

  Jan 08, 2019  18:06 (IST)

This bill will be applicable to public employment as well: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha.

  Jan 08, 2019  18:06 (IST)

Quota for poor in upper castes: Can't treat unequal equally, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

  Jan 08, 2019  17:41 (IST)

Reservation 'jumla' was in opposition's manifesto: Arun Jaitley in Lok Sabha

  Jan 08, 2019  17:38 (IST)

Efforts in the past were misdirected, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

  Jan 08, 2019  17:35 (IST)

Arun Jaitley on quota bill: Don't need the approval of states.

  Jan 08, 2019  17:26 (IST)

Quota for poor in upper castes: 10 percent quota in Higher Education institutions, says Gehlot. 

  Jan 08, 2019  17:17 (IST)

Quota for poor in upper castes: The current bill includes Christians and Muslims as well, says Gehlot.

  Jan 08, 2019  17:14 (IST)

Quota for poor in upper castes: This is a historic moment, says Gehlot.

  Jan 08, 2019  18:07 (IST)

Quota for poor in upper castes: Thaawar Chand Gehlot, Minister for Social Justice and Empowerment, addresses Lok Sabha.

  Jan 08, 2019  15:09 (IST)

Quota for poor in upper castes: Discussion to start at 5 pm in Lok Sabha.

  Jan 08, 2019  14:36 (IST)

Congress walks out of Lok Sabha during the debate over the Citizenship Amendment Bill, 2016.

  Jan 08, 2019  14:30 (IST)

Rajnath Singh on Citizenship Amendment Bill: We are committed toward NRC. There will be no discrimination in NRC. All the necessary steps will be taken to deal with illegal migrants.

  Jan 08, 2019  14:26 (IST)

Samajwadi Party leader Ram Gopal Yadav says his party supports government's decision to provide 10 percent reservation for general category based on their economic condition. He further added that there should be reservation for OBC as well based on their population.

  Jan 08, 2019  13:58 (IST)

JD(S) backs bill for 10 per cent quota for poor in general category: JD(S) supremo and former prime minister HD Deve Gowda extended support Tuesday to the Centre's move towards providing a 10-per cent quota in government jobs and education for the "economically weaker" sections. "Janata Dal (Secular) supports the 10 per cent reservation in jobs and educational institutions for economically weaker sections of the upper castes," he said in a tweet.

  Jan 08, 2019  13:44 (IST)

Mayawati supports Centre on quota for poor: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati has extended her support to the Modi government's proposed legislation on reservation for economically backward in upper castes.

  Jan 08, 2019  15:09 (IST)

Bill to be discussed in Lok Sabha at 5 PM: Union Minister Thawar Chand Gehlot has tabled the bill for 10 percent reservation for economically weaker in upper caste in Lok Sabha. The bill will now be taken up for discussion at 5 pm.

  Jan 08, 2019  13:36 (IST)

What is the bill all about: The Centre on Monday approved 10 per cent reservation for general category based on their economic condition. However, the reservation to the economically weaker sections of the general castes can be given only after a constitutional amendment as the proposed bill will exceed the Supreme Court’s 50 per cent quota cap for Scheduled Castes (SCs), Scheduled Tribes (STs) and the Other Backward Castes (OBCs). So to implement this, the government will need a constitutional amendment in order to increase the reservation cap to 60 per cent.

  Jan 08, 2019  13:33 (IST)

Hello and welcome to News Nation live updates: In a major development that may have a large bearing on the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the Narendra Modi Cabinet has approved 10 per cent reservation for the economically backward in upper castes. For the implementation of the quota for the poor in the general category, the government has tabled a constitutional amendment bill in Parliament. The bill will be taken up for the discussion in Lok Sabha today. We will bring you all the latest updates on the proposed legislation. Stay with us.

First Published: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 01:28 PM
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