Supreme Court will examine the 10 percent quota bill

The Supreme Court of India on Friday said it will examine the 10 percent quota bill for the economically weaker sections of society. It has also sent out notices to the BJP led Central government and asked for a response within 4 weeks time.

The court has not barred or restricted the implementation of the 10 percent quota bill meanwhile.

Earlier this month the government tabled the bill in parliament. It was the 124th constitutional amendment to the constitution of India. The bill was passed by both the houses of the parliament and it became a law on the 12th of January after President Ram Nath Kovind’s signatures.

The bill permits people from the general category and who earn less than INR₹ 8 lakh per annum or have land less than 5 acres. It benefits upper Hindu castes like Brahmins, Rajputs and many others who were left out of the reservation bracket earlier.

Some years back the Supreme Court of India had put a cap on caste based reservation to 50 percent, with the passage of this bill, it breaches the percentile the Supreme Court’s guidelines fixed on reservations.