10% reservation Quota for Economically Weaker Sections
Part of: GS Prelims – Articles of Constitution and GS II- Governance
- 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.