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Parliament approves 10% reservation for general category poor: Highlights

Rajya Sabha passes the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019, with 165 'ayes'

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The Parliament on Wednesday approved amending the Constitution to provide 10 per cent reservation to general category poor in jobs and education with the government terming the landmark move as 'slog over sixes'.

A day after Lok Sabha approved The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019, the passed the law with 165 voting in favour and seven against.

In the last leg of the legislative process, the Bill will now go to the President for approval. And once it gets his ascent, it will become the law that will give economically weaker sections in the general category 10 per cent reservation in education as well as central and state government jobs. 

The Constitution envisages quota for socially and educationally backward classes, besides SC and STs, but has no mention of economically weaker section. The amendment Bill seeks to insert a clause in Sections 15 and 16 of the Constitution. 

Parliament approves 10% reservation for general category poor: Highlights

The quota Bill was approved after the House rejected five amendments moved by Opposition members.

Parliament approves 10% reservation for general category poor: Highlights

The quota Bill will now go to the President for approval. 

Parliament approves 10% reservation for general category poor: Highlights

Quota Bill passage a tribute to makers of our Constitution: PM Modi   "By passing The Constitution (One Hundred And Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019, we pay tributes to the makers of our Constitution and the great freedom fighters, who envisioned an India that is strong and inclusive," tweeted PM Modi. By passing The Constitution (One Hundred And Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019, we pay tributes to the makers of our Constitution and the great freedom fighters, who envisioned an India that is strong and inclusive. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 9, 2019

Parliament approves 10% reservation for general category poor: Highlights

Victory for social justice: PM Modi   "Passage of The Constitution (One Hundred And Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019 in both Houses of Parliament is a victory for social justice," tweeted PM Modi. "It ensures a wider canvas for our Yuva Shakti to showcase their prowess and contribute towards India's transformation," he added. Passage of The Constitution (One Hundred And Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019 in both Houses of Parliament is a victory for social justice. It ensures a wider canvas for our Yuva Shakti to showcase their prowess and contribute towards India’s transformation. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 9, 2019

Parliament approves 10% reservation for general category poor: Highlights

Glad to see such widespread support for quota Bill: PM Modi   "Delighted the Rajya Sabha has passed The Constitution (One Hundred And Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019," tweeted PM Modi.   "Glad to see such widespread support for the Bill. The House also witnessed a vibrant debate, where several members expressed their insightful opinions," he added.  Delighted the Rajya Sabha has passed The Constitution (One Hundred And Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019. Glad to see such widespread support for the Bill. The House also witnessed a vibrant debate, where several members expressed their insightful opinions. — Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) January 9, 2019

Parliament approves 10% reservation for general category poor: Highlights

Rajya Sabha adjourned sine die 

Parliament approves 10% reservation for general category poor: Highlights

Parliament passes bill granting 10% quota to economically-weaker sections of general category Read @ANI Story | https://t.co/vbppt30ixq pic.twitter.com/Z02jRTbsWY — ANI Digital (@ani_digital) January 9, 2019

Parliament approves 10% reservation for general category poor: Highlights

Rajya Sabha passes the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019, with 165 'ayes'. The Bill will provide reservation for economically weaker section of the society. Rajya Sabha passes the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019 with 165 'ayes'. The bill will provide reservation for economically weaker section of the society. pic.twitter.com/JFLlIfwjOk — ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2019

Parliament approves 10% reservation for general category poor: Highlights

Quota Bill for general category poor passed in Rajya Sabha 

Parliament approves 10% reservation for general category poor: Highlights

Voting on amendments going on for the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019, in Rajya Sabha. Voting on amendments going on for the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019 in Rajya Sabha. pic.twitter.com/LV1RM2R87p — ANI (@ANI) January 9, 2019

Parliament approves 10% reservation for general category poor: Highlights

Voting on Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019, to begin shortly 

First Published: Wed, January 09 2019. 11:20 IST
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Parliament approves 10% reservation for general category poor: Highlights

Rajya Sabha passes the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019, with 165 'ayes'

The Parliament on Wednesday approved amending the Constitution to provide 10 per cent reservation to general category poor in jobs and education with the government terming the landmark move as 'slog over sixes'.

A day after Lok Sabha approved The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019, the passed the law with 165 voting in favour and seven against.

In the last leg of the legislative process, the Bill will now go to the President for approval. And once it gets his ascent, it will become the law that will give economically weaker sections in the general category 10 per cent reservation in education as well as central and state government jobs. 

The Constitution envisages quota for socially and educationally backward classes, besides SC and STs, but has no mention of economically weaker section. The amendment Bill seeks to insert a clause in Sections 15 and 16 of the Constitution. 

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