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Centre mulls review plea, amendment on SC/ST promotion

Tuesday, February 11, 2020, 1:38 PM

Caught on the back foot over the SC's SC/ ST reservation order, Centre is mulling filing a review petition while simultaneously considering an amendment bill to declare all Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes "backward" to pave the way for their reservation in promotion. Article 16(4) and Article 16(4A) represent the spirit of the nation to provide reservation to the backward sections, top-government sources said.
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Union cabinet approves SC/ST reservation in Lok Sabha

Wednesday, December 4, 2019, 12:07 PM

The Union Cabinet approved a proposal to extend the reservation for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies for another 10 years, highly placed sources said. The reservation for these categories in the LS and the assemblies was to expire on January 25, 2020. The government will bring a bill to extend the reservation in this session, the sources said.
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Gujarat set to implement 10% EWS quota

Thursday, May 30, 2019, 10:22 AM

The Gujarat government is all set to implement 10 percent reservation for economically weaker sections in medical and engineering colleges among the non-reserved categories of students soon. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel, "According to the decision of the central government, the 10 percent reservation would be available on merit to only those with annual income of less than Rs 8 lakh."