President signs 124th Constitution Amendment Bill, 10% reservation for General category comes into force
President Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday approved the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill on providing 10 per cent reservation in jobs and education for the economically weaker sections (EWS) of the general category.
With the President’s approval, 10% reservation for General category has come into force.
Earlier , on Wednesday the bill was passed in Rajya Sabha by 165 votes. More than two-thirds majority of the house had voted in favour of it while seven members voted against it.
The reservation bill was cleared by Lok Sabha , with 323 members in favour of the bill while three member against it.