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'10pc reservation for economically weaker sections a revolutionary move towards social justice'

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Terming the Modi government's decision to provide 10-per cent reservation for economically backward section in general category a move towards social justice, Union HRD said thousands of seats will be there in higher education institutions under the new category from the next academic session.

has given his assent to the constitutional provision to provide 10-per cent reservation in government jobs and education to economically backward section in the general category. The bill was passed by Parliament on January 9.

This is a revolutionary decision to deliver economic justice. This is a decision of social justice and my preparation has started. In June, when institutions opens (for next session), thousands of seats will be there under ten per cent reservation in institutions like IIT, IIIT, NIT, central universities and others, Javadekar said at a function here on Sunday evening.

He said that no one's reservation was abolished and additional 10 per cent reservation was given to economically backward sections of general category.

Javadekar said and other left parties had also promised such steps in their election manifestos but they did not take decision for providing reservation to economically backward people.

Attacking Congress, the said corruption was rampant in led former and claimed that no scam took place in the BJP government's rule.

He also highlighted the achievements of the NDA government.

The party's also targeted the in the intellectuals' meeting here, that was also attended by the party's state and others.

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First Published: Sun, January 13 2019. 22:15 IST