The Narendra Modi government today approved a 10 per cent reservation for economically backward upper castes in government jobs. A proposal for 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker upper castes was approved by the Union cabinet today.
Following the cabinet approval, the Narendra Modi government will now move to amend the Constitution in order to grant this 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker upper castes.
In order to do so, the government will amend Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution. These two amendments will provide reservation of not more than 10 per cent to the economically weaker sections among the upper caste or those who fall under the general category.