New Delhi: Narendra Modi government has made a big move ahead of the Lok Sabha Polls by approving 10 per cent reservation for ‘economically backward’ upper castes in government jobs and educational institutes.
This major decision is taken during a meeting of the Union Cabinet, which was chaired by PM Narendra Modi. The government announced a quota for those belonging to the upper castes, who earn less than Rs 8 lakh per year.
This big decision will be beneficial for those belonging to the economically weaker upper castes and earning less than Rs 8 lakh per annum.
Worth mentioning here, The reservations for the economically backward in the general category will be over and above existing 50 percent reservation. Notably, the Supreme Court had previously capped the limit for caste-based reservation at 50%.
Government’s decision comes with certain conditions which should be fulfilled by one to take the benefit of reservation. The candidates who are Members of Rajput, Bhumihar, Baniya, Jaat, Gujjars will get benefit. to benefit Quota will be given irrespective of religion. The quota for SC/ST community to be left untouched.
However, there is no quota for those with 5 acre and above agriculture land. No quota for those with residential house above 1000 sqft and there is also no quota for those with the annual income of more than Rs 8 lakhs per annum.