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Govt to bring Bill to implement quota in all private institutions

New Delhi: In a significant move, the government has decided to bring a Bill to implement reservation in all private higher education institutions. According to sources, the Bill that would benefit all quota categories (SC, ST, OBC and EWS), is likely to be introduced in the upcoming Budget Session commencing January 31.

As per sources, the modalities of the Bill are being finalised, and before introduction in Parliament, it would be first sent to the Cabinet for the approval.

"At present, no such law makes it mandatory for all private institutions to implement the reservation. The Human Resource Development Ministry is preparing the Bill. The Bill would not only ensure reservation in admission, but it would also provide relief in fees," the sources said, adding that after passage of the Bill, students belonging to SC, ST, OBS and EWS of the general category would get the reservation in all private institutions, whether its aided or non-aided.

"The draft Bill would be sent to the Cabinet within two weeks, and after getting clearance from it, the Bill would be introduced in the Parliament," the sources said, adding that the government is hopeful of its passage in both houses of parliament.

The decision in this regard has been taken after doubts were expressed over Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar's announcement on the implementation of EWS quota in all private institutes as there was no law to enforce it.

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