Over 200,000 seats will be added in 158 Central Educational Institutions (CEIs) across the country to implement 10 per cent reservation for the Economically Weaker Section, with the union cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, giving a go ahead for it on Monday.
The HRD Ministry had sought the permission of the Election Commission before moving the proposal in the Cabinet, as the model code of conduct has been enforced ahead of Lok Sabha elections.
“With the approval of the Cabinet, a total of 2,14,766 additional seats will be created. While 1,19,983 additional seats will be created during 2019-20 academic session, 95,783 seats will be added in 2020-21,” PTI quoted sources.
A sanction of Rs 4315.15 crore has been approved for the same. The Rajya Sabha on January 9 approved amending the Constitution to provide 10 per cent reservation to general category poor in jobs and education, with the government terming the landmark move as “slog over sixes”.Posted in National, News