10pc reservation for economically weak in general category cleared by president

NEW DELHI: President Ram Nath Kovind has given his assent to the constitutional provision to provide 10-per cent reservation in Government jobs and education to economically backward section in the general category.

A notification issued by the Ministry of Law and Justice said on Saturday that the   Constitution (103 Amendment) Act, 2019 has received the assent of the President.

The Act amends Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution, by adding a clause which allows states to make “special provision for the advancement of any economically weaker sections of citizens”. (AGENCIES)