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Uttrakhand approves 10% reservation for economically weaker sections in general category

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Feb 06, 2019, 09.46 PM (IST)

Uttrakhand on Wednesday became the eighth state in the country to approve the 10 per cent quota reservation in education and employment opportunities for economically weaker sections in the general category.

Before Uttrakhand, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam and Maharashtra also approved the bill to implement the reservation.

The Lok Sabha recently passed the Constitution Bill, 2019 in Parliament to grant 10 per cent reservation in education and government jobs to economically weaker individuals belonging to the general category across religions.

The Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha, with 165 votes in favour and seven against.

(With inputs from ANI)

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Before Uttrakhand, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand, Assam and Maharashtra also approved the bill to implement the reservation.