The Government of India, led by PM Narendra Modi has approved a decision to provide 10 percent reservation in jobs and higher education for those belonging to the economically backward sections of the general category.
With this, the government aims to provide the aid of reservation to economically backward poor people who are not availing the benefit of reservation as of now.
As per the reports, those with annual family income below Rs 8 lakhs and owning less than five acres of Agricultural land will be provided reservations.
This 10% reservation would be over and above the existing 50 percent reservation.
The government plans to introduce a constitutional amendment to amend Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution for providing reservations.
The one way to implement the current reservation proposal is to include the law of providing reservations under the ninth schedule of the constitution.