Reservation for upper castes Updates: Modi’s masterstroke before election 2019, upper castes to get 10% quota

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Updated: January 8, 2019 12:04:14 pm

Reservation for upper castes Updates: The Narendra Modi government on Monday approved 10% reservation to economic weaker section in upper castes in government jobs and educational institutions.

Upper caste reservationMonths before 2019 elections, Modi government approves 10% reservation for upper castes

Reservation for upper castes Updates: The Narendra Modi government on Monday approved 10% reservation to economic weaker section in upper castes in government jobs and educational institutions. Those earning below Rs 8 lakh will be able to avail the benefits, initial reports said.

The government now needs to bring a constitutional amendment bill in the Parliament to enforce the decision. The bill is likely to be tabled in the Parliament on Tuesday. Reacting on the development, Congress MP and National Spokesperson Abhishek Manu Singhvi questioned the timing of the decision.

Also Read: Upper Caste Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha LIVE Updates

“See last two tweets re reservation 4forwards? Qs—did u nt think of this for 4 yrs 8 mths? so obviously thought of as election gimmick 3mths b4 model code! (3) u know u cannot exceed 50% maxima so it is done only to posture tht u tried unctal thing (4) do u hv majority 4ctal am? (sic)” Singhvi said.

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21:03 (IST)07 Jan 2019
AAP will support Centre on quota: Kejriwal

AAP national convener Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said his party will support the NDA government on the constitutional amendment bill for giving 10 per cent quota to "economically weaker" sections and demanded that the ongoing Parliament session be extended for the purpose. The Delhi chief minister also said that if the Centre drags its feet over the issue, then the constitutional amendment bill will be "merely an election stunt". In a major move ahead of the Lok Sabha polls, the Union Cabinet Monday cleared a 10 per cent job and education quota for "economically weaker" sections, meeting a key demand of upper castes, a staunch BJP support base which has shown signs of a drift from the party. PTI

18:17 (IST)07 Jan 2019
Congress slams Modi govt for unemployment in country

Randeep Surjewala, Congress: The government accepted in the Parliament that there are 24 lakh vacant posts, that have not been filled by the Modi government. We are in favour of Reservation in jobs, but the youth is asking when will they get the jobs.

18:09 (IST)07 Jan 2019
Why now? asks Congress

The opposition party also questioned the timing of the move, saying the government did not think about it for four years and eight months and has announced it just months before the model code of conduct comes into effect.

17:24 (IST)07 Jan 2019
Meanwhile, Nitin Gadkari: Where are the jobs?

Stating that reservation will not guarantee employment as jobs are shrinking, Union minister Nitin Gadkari has said there is a “school of thought” which wants policy-makers to consider the poorest of poor in every community. Gadkari was responding to reporters’ questions on the ongoing agitation by the Marathas for reservation and similar demands by other communities in Maharashtra yesterday. Let’s us assume the reservation is given. But there are no jobs. Because in banks, the jobs have shrunk because of IT. The government recruitment is frozen. Where are the jobs? PTI

17:22 (IST)07 Jan 2019
Tehseen Poonawalla terms reservation to upper caste unconstitutional

If the unconstitutional move to grant #Reservation to the upper caste is somehow passed (it won't be passed ) but if it is....Everyone must move the Constitutional Court . Unbelievable

16:12 (IST)07 Jan 2019
BJP's Vikas Pandey hails move

This 10% quota is for general cast people who earn less than 8 lakh PA (66k PM). So almost all of middle class too is included! #Reservation #SavarnoKoSamman

16:12 (IST)07 Jan 2019
BJP's Priti Gandhi tweets on reservation for upper castes

Unprecedented change in the reservation policy by PM Narendra Modi. In a major boost to the poor, rising above divisive caste based politics, a 10% quota has been approved for the economically backward. Big win for the nation!! Sab ka saath, sab ka Vikas!!

16:05 (IST)07 Jan 2019
Ramdas Athawale hails move

Minister of State Ramdas Athawale: "The issue of reservation caused a lot of conflict between Dalits & Savarnas. My demand has always been for 25% reservation for the upper caste poor; 10% is a good start" PTI

15:56 (IST)07 Jan 2019
Reservation for upper castes Live Updates: MUST KNOW DETAILS

Criteria for economically backward section:

1) Annual income below 8 lakhs

2) Agricultural land below 5 hectare

3) Residential below 1000 sq ft

4) Residential plot below 109 yards in notified municipality.

5) Residential plot below 209 yards in non notified municipality area

15:53 (IST)07 Jan 2019
'Bugle announcing the elections': Omar Abdullah

Reservation for economically backward upper castes. The bugle announcing the elections has well & truly sounded.

15:41 (IST)07 Jan 2019
Nothing is going to save this Govt: Harish Rawat

Harish Rawat,Congress on 10% reservation approved by Cabinet for economically weaker upper castes: 'Bohot der kar di meherbaan aate aate', that also when elections are around the corner. No matter what they do, what 'jumlas' they give, nothing is going to save this Government.'

15:36 (IST)07 Jan 2019
Yashwant Sinha tweets: 'Resrvation for upper castes a Jumla'

"The proposal to give 10% reservation to economically weaker upper castes is nothing more than a jumla. It is bristling with legal complications and there is no time for getting it passed thru both Houses of Parliament. Govt stands completely exposed. (sic)"

15:33 (IST)07 Jan 2019
Reservation for upper castes Live Updates: It's Modi's gimmick, says Abhishek Manu Singhvi

'Forward reservation a gimmick 2fool ppl-c last tweet. #Balaji 50% maxima continues 2b law. TN exception an aberration—challenge pending in sc. #modi never did 4five years hs no majority 4ctal am. Only misleading nation. AP &Raj exceeding 50% 4jats &Muslims also struck down, (sic)' says Abhishek Manu Singhvi.

15:21 (IST)07 Jan 2019
Reservation for Upper Castes LIVE: What next (2/2)

Cabinet approval to the decision will not be enough. As per the Indian Express, a bill to amend Article 15 and 16 of the Constitution will be moved in the Parliament to this effect. The top court  has capped the quota for caste-based reservation for government jobs at 50%.Please stick to the LIVE BLOG for further updates.

15:18 (IST)07 Jan 2019
Reservation for upper castes Live Updates: What Next? (1/2)

This reservation will be over and above the existing 50 per cent reservation, they said, adding that the government is likely to bring a constitutional amendment bill in Parliament on Tuesday. "The reservation will be given to those economically backward poor people who are not availing the benefit of reservation as of now," a source said. PTIPlease stick to the LIVE BLOG for further updates.

15:17 (IST)07 Jan 2019
Reservation for upper castes Live: Quota approved! Check Details

As per PTI sources, the government has approved 10 pc reservation for economically backward among general category. The quota approved is 10 per cent of the total jobs and educational institutions for the economically backward section in the general category. So far, the section doesn't get reservation as of now, the sources said. PTI

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