No plans for quota to economically weak in general category: Government

Minister of State for Social Justice Krishan Pal Gurjar said this in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published: December 7, 2016 4:41 pm

The government is not considering any proposal to provide reservation for general category people belonging to economically weaker sections, the Lok Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

“At present, there is no proposal under consideration to provide reservation for economically weaker sections among general category people,” Minister of State for Social Justice Krishan Pal Gurjar said in a written reply in the Lok Sabha.

The minister’s reply assumes significance as earlier his colleague in the same ministry — Ramdas Athawale — had pitched for reservation to the poor belonging to general category.

Athawale had said the reservation limit should be raised to 75 per cent from existing around 50 per cent, giving the additional 25 per cent quota to economically weak people of general castes.

However, the change should be made without tinkering with the current reservation for SCs, STs and OBCs, the RPI(A) chief had said.

At present, according to the Constitution, 15 per cent seats are reserved for SCs, 7.5 per cent for STs and 27 per cent for OBCs in central government-funded higher education institutions, jobs and even in elections.

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    Lovely
    Dec 7, 2016 at 1:17 pm
    Quota business should be stopped forever, it has become a sort of favourite past time for lt;br/gt;dirty and corrupt politicians
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      Lovely
      Dec 7, 2016 at 3:04 pm
      Now parties want reservations in private sector also!
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      1. Chandrashekhar Deshpande
        Dec 7, 2016 at 2:17 pm
        Has there is any provision in GOD's Court to have any choice to get birth under reservation category? India needs 'CASTLESS' rather than 'Cashless' society.
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          Rahul
          Dec 7, 2016 at 11:55 pm
          In that case, all reservation should be abolished.
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            Gomathi Raghavan
            Dec 7, 2016 at 12:21 pm
            let not the establishment put impediments in progress of lt;br/gt;BRAHMIN lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;anti BRAHMINISM is gaininglt;br/gt;ground lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;political enlightenment is need of thelt;br/gt;hourlt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;day in and day out India experienceslt;br/gt;worst quotidian telecasts targetinglt;br/gt;one community BRAHMIN lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;individuals are not spared but lt;br/gt;targeted lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;building an egalitarian society should lt;br/gt;be the objective lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;dichotomising society was rejected bylt;br/gt;people in intellectual capital of Indialt;br/gt;Delhi
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