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10 per cent quota to be implemented from academic year 2019: Javadekar


New Delhi, Jan 15: Union Human Resource Development Minister, Prakash Javadekar said 10 per cent reservation quota for economically-weaker sections will be implemented in all educational institutions from the academic year 2019.

Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar. File photo

"The Central government has decided to implement 10 per cent quota from this academic year (2019-20) itself. All the 900 universities and 40,000 colleges will be given full operational manual and operation mandate in one week's time. This reservation will be available in both public and private institutes," said Javadekar told reporters in Delhi.

The constitutional provision to provide 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and education to the economically backward section in the general category has come into force on Monday, a government notification said.

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The Constitution (103 Amendment) Act, 2019 received the assent of the President on Saturday.

"In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Constitution (One Hundred and Third Amendment) Act, 2019, the Central Government hereby appoints January 14 as the date on which the provision of the said Act shall come into force," a gazette notification by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment read.

(With PTI inputs)

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