Terming the Modi government’s decision to provide 10-per cent reservation for economically backward section in general category a move towards social justice, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “thousands of seats will be there in higher education institutions under the new category from the next academic session.”
“We had a a meeting today (Tuesday) with the officials from the AICTE and UGC… The reservation based on economic status will be applicable from the 2019-20 academic session. Directions will be issued to the educational institutions to include the provision in their prospectus for this year.
“This quota will be implemented in the 40,000 colleges and about 900 universities in the country,” Javadekar said.
Bill passed by President Ram Nath Kovind
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.
The bill was passed by Parliament on 9 January.
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In June, when institutions opens (for next session), thousands of seats will be there under ten per cent reservation in institutions like IIT, IIIT, NIT, central universities and others, Javadekar said at a function in Jaipur on Sunday evening.
He said that no one’s reservation was abolished and additional 10 per cent reservation was given to economically backward sections of general category.
Javadekar said Congress and other left parties had also promised such steps in their election manifestos but they did not take decision for providing reservation to economically backward people.
Attacking Congress, the minister said corruption was rampant in Congress led former UPA government and claimed that no scam took place in the BJP government’s rule.
Javadekar highlighted achievements of NDA government
He also highlighted the achievements of the NDA government.
The party’s national spokesperson Sudhanshu Trivedi also targeted the Congress president Rahul Gandhi in the intellectuals’ meeting here that was also attended by the party’s state president Madan Saini and others.
(The story is with inputs from PTI and IANS agency)