President Ram Nath Kovind has signed the historic 10 per cent reservation bill to grant quota to the economically weaker section. Earlier this week, the bill was already cleared by both Houses of the Parliament with most of the Opposition supporting the legislation.
The Rajya Sabha on Wednesday cleared the bill to amend the Constitution to give 10 per cent quota to the economically weaker section, irrespective of religion and caste, thus he paved the way to become a law.
The House then turned down the Opposition’s demand to send the bill to a select committee for further clarification.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said the bill is basically to give 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education to the general category poor will be more helpful for general backwards along with he acknowledged the existing current quota policy for SCs, STs and OBCs is as strong will remain so.