Union Cabinet Extends SC/ST Reservation In Lok Sabha, State Assemblies For 10 Years To 2030

Swarajya Staff

Dec 04, 2019, 04:53 PM | Updated 04:53 PM IST

The Lok Sabha (India Live Today)
The Lok Sabha (India Live Today)

A proposal to extend reservation for people from Schedule Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies for 10 more years was approved by the union cabinet on Wednesday (4 December).

The central government is going to introduce a bill in the ongoing session of the parliament to extend the reservation for SCs and STs, which was going to expire on 25 January, 2020. Once passed in both the houses, the reservation will be valid until 2030.

Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said this was an important step for empowerment and social justice.

Asp per a senior functionary, reservations for these social categories in legislature is decided through constitutional amendments, while state governments have the jurisdiction to provide reservations for members of SC and ST in employment in the respective states.

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