NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi government on Monday approved 10 percent reservation to the economically backward members of the upper castes in government jobs. This big decision will be beneficial for those belonging to the economically weaker upper castes and earning less than Rs 8 lakh per year. according to the decision taken by the Union Cabinet.
This major decision is taken during a meeting of the Union Cabinet, which was chaired by PM Narendra Modi. Now, after the approval of Union Cabinet', the Narendra Modi government will now move to amend the Constitution in order to give 10 percent reservation for the economically weaker upper castes.
The reservation in the government jobs will be given tp those who are economically backward and fall under the general category. The decision also assumes importance as it comes several months ahead of the crucial Lok Sabha elections, which is likely to be held between April-May
The Modi Government decision is being viewed as a big political masterstroke by the ruling BJP to consolidate its position among several disgruntled upper caste communities ahead of upcoming Lok Sabha polls 2019.