The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) was adopted by voice vote after HRD Minister Kapil Sibal allayed concerns expressed by members regarding the quota, saying 27 reservation for the OBCs will be fully implemented in central institutions.
The Principal Act (the Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Act, 2006, requires institutions to increase the total number of seats in such a manner that the number of unreserved seats (general category) is not reduced due to reservation for OBCs.
This was based on the number of seats available for general category before the Act was passed.
The Principal Act states that in case the central government decides that a central educational institution is not able to increase the seats to its annual permitted strength due to financial, physical or academic limitation, it may allow such institutions to increase the seats within three years.
The Bill increases the time period to six years.