Quota For Economically Weak In General Category Cleared By Lok Sabha
NEW DELHI: A bill to provide 10 per cent quota in jobs and education to general category candidates who belong to economically weaker sections has been passed by the Lok Sabha after a debate today. Ahead of the general elections, the government is hoping to push through the bill, which, in a first, will extend reservation to upper castes. The bill sailed through the Lok Sabha, where the government is in majority. It also stands a fair chance in Rajya Sabha, with several opposition parties indicating that they would support it. The Rajya Sabha session has been extended till Wednesday.
(Inputs from NDTV)