Gujarat Government announced 10 per cent reservation for general category

Vastavam web: Chief Minister Vijay Rupani announced that the 10 per cent reservation given by the central government in government jobs and education to the economically weaker section in the general category will come into effect in Gujarat from Monday. The Lok Sabha on Tuesday passed a Constitution Amendment Bill to grant 10 per cent reservation in education and government jobs to economically-weaker individuals belonging to the general category, across religions.

The Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019 was introduced in the House by Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment Thawar Chand Gehlot on Tuesday, a day after the Cabinet took the politically-significant decision, just a few months ahead of the Lok Sabha elections. The bill got President Ram Nath Kovind’s nod on Saturday.