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SC to examine Centre's move to grant 10% quota in jobs, education to poor

SC to examine Centre's move to grant 10% quota in jobs, education to poor

he Supreme Court on Friday decided to examine the Centre's decision to grant 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education to poor candidates belonging to general category. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna issued notice to the central government on various petitions challenging the validity of the 103 Constitutional Amendment Act which paved the way for grant of quota to poor belonging to general category class.

ALSO READ: 10% quota for general category poor may benefit 51.5 million households "We are examining the matter and hence issuing notice returnable within four weeks," the bench said. The bench, however, did not stay the operation of the Centre's decision granting quota to the poor in the general category. In poll year, the Narendra Modi government had come out with the constitutional amendment bill giving quota benefits to the poor among general category candidates.

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First Published: Fri, January 25 2019. 16:23 IST