Maharashtra cabinet approves 10 percent reservation for economically weaker section

Mumbai | The Maharashtra Cabinet on Monday approved 10 percent reservation in education and employment opportunities to economically weaker section.

The decision by the Devendra Fadnavis led cabinet has made Maharashtra the 6th state to implement to the reservation. Earlier Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Assam and Bihar have already approved the bill to implement the reservation.

The constitutional amendment bill granting 10 percent reservation to the economically weaker section of the upper caste was passed by both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha during the Winter session of the parliament. Except for few parties the bill got support from all the national and regional parties in the parliament.

In a major move ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, the Union Cabinet on December 7 had cleared a 10 percent job and education quota for “economically weaker” sections of upper castes. The proposed reservation will be over and above the existing 50 percent reservation enjoyed by the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and the Other Backward Classes, taking the total reservation to 60 percent. The decision is aimed to benefit those whose family income is under Rs 8 lakh per annum.

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