Reservation for Economically weaker sections

• The Union Cabinet on Monday declared 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker upper castes.

• The timing of the announcement before the 2019 General Elections could play a big role in favour of the Narendra Modi government.

• Experts say the NDA government has played its biggest electoral card since its formation in 2014.

• Upper class castes have also hailed the decision, which was a long-pending demand.

Key highlights of this move

• The government will move a constitutional amendment bill tomorrow to push for 10% extra reservation for economically deprived sections among general categories.

• The BJP’s parent organisation the RSS has always maintained that reservation should be along economic lines and not only along caste lines.

• The government will move a constitutional amendment bill tomorrow to push for 10% extra reservation for economically deprived sections among general categories.

• The BJP’s parent organisation the RSS has always maintained that reservation should be along economic lines and not only along caste lines.

Those who will be excluded are:

• More than 5 acre land

• Residential plot more thanb1000 sq feet

• Plot more than 100 sq yard in notified municipality

• Plot more than 200 yards in non notified areas

Eligibility

• Those who will not be eligible for the reservation should not have land beyond 5 acres in their name;

• Should not own plot 1,000 square yard;

• Should not own 200 yards in non-notified areas;

• Should not have annual income of over Rs 8 lakh.

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Mains Paper 2: Governance | Issues relating to development & management of Social Sector/Services relating to Health, Education, Human Resources

Prelims level: Economically weaker sections

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