The Narendra Modi led Union Cabinet has approved a decision to provide 10 per cent reservation for economically backward upper castes, India Today and other media outlets reported.
As per reports, this reservation would be provided in both government jobs and education.
Other reports claim that the government would move a constitutional amendment to this effect in the Indian Parliament. The criteria for being an upper caste poor is having a family income of less than Rs 8 lakh per annum, claimed some outlets.
It was earlier reported that NDA government ministers like Ram Vilas Paswan and Ramdas Athawale have favoured such a move. Paswan was reported as demanding a 15 per cent quota for upper castes. Athawale on the other hand demanded 25 per cent poorer sections of the upper castes.
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