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10% reservation Quota for Economically Weaker Sections

  • IASbaba
  • January 9, 2020
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10% reservation Quota for Economically Weaker Sections

Part of: GS Prelims – Articles of Constitution and GS II- Governance

In News

  • Centre has held that it is States’ prerogative to provide 10% economic reservation in government jobs and admission to education institutions.

Do You Know?

  • It was 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act that introduced provide 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and education (except in minority educational institutions) to economically backward section in the general category
  • The act inserted Articles 15(6) and 16(6) of the Constitution that provided for these reservations.
  • Article 46 of the Constitution (DPSP) enjoins that the State shall promote with special care the educational and economic interests of the weaker sections of the people.

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