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President Kovind clears the deck for 10% quota for poor, makes it a law

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President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday signed into law a bill granting 10% reservation to the economically backward among upper castes, a notification in the official gazette said.

The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019 was passed in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday and the Rajya Sabha a day later. The bill provides reservations in aided and unaided institutions to individuals below an income of Rs 8 lakh per annum. The government has said that the legislation will not affect the existing reservations for other groups.

The notification said the legislation will be known as The Constitution (One Hundred and Third Amendment) Act, 2019, and will come into force on such date as the Centre notifies.