Cabinet approves 10 per cent quota for economically backward upper castes

07 Jan 2019 04:39 PM

Cabinet approves 10 per cent quota for economically backward upper castes

Updated 07 Jan 2019 04:39 PM

With an eye on the upper caste vote in the coming Lok Sabha elections, the Union Cabinet on Monday approved 10 per cent reservation for economically backward people in general category in jobs and educational institutions.

The Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, took the decision to provide for 10 per cent quota for people belonging to "unreserved categories", including Christians and Muslims, in jobs and education with an annual income limit of Rs 8 lakh and land holding ceiling of about five acres, highly-placed sources said.

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