All educational institutes and universities have been directed by the centre to implement 10 per cent reservation for economically weak in general category in the upcoming educational year.
The Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar at a press conference said an office memorandum has been issued to implement the stipulated quota.
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Office memorandum to implement 10 per cent quota:
“The government has issued an office memorandum to implement 10 per cent reservation. We have issued orders yesterday to all institutes and universities to implement it in the upcoming educational year. We have also asked states to implement it, ” said Prakash Javadekar.
About 10 per cent quota:
Parliament has recently passed the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019 to grant 10 per cent reservation in education and government jobs to economically weaker individuals belonging to the general category, across religions.
The reservation is meant for individuals whose annual earning is below Rs 8 lakh and who possess less than five acres of agriculture land.
10% quota to be implemented in 40,000 colleges, about 900 universities:
Terming the Modi government’s decision to provide 10 per cent reservation for economically backward section in general category a move towards social justice,Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said:
“Thousands of seats will be there in higher education institutions under the new category from the next academic session.”
“We had a meeting today (Tuesday) with the officials from the AICTE and UGC… The reservation based on economic status will be applicable from the 2019-20 academic sessions. Directions will be issued to the educational institutions to include the provision in their prospectus for this year.”
“This quota will be implemented in the 40,000 colleges and about 900 universities in the country,” Javadekar said.