NEW DELHI: The Government on Monday extended the Rajya Sabha proceedings during the winter session of Parliament by a day till January 9 to enable the House to take up a proposed legislation to provide 10 per cent job and education quota for “economically weaker” sections, sources said.
Rajya Sabha chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has agreed to the Government’s request and extended the proceedings by a day, the sources added.
The winter session of Parliament that started on December 11 was to end on Tuesday, January 8.
The decision came after the Government approved a 10 per cent job and education quota for “economically weaker” sections, meeting a key demand of upper castes.
The Government now seeks to bring a constitutional amendment bill in this regard in Lok Sabha on Tuesday and in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, for which the session has been extended, they said. (AGENCIES)