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Mandatory for pvt edu institutions too

DNDEL25446 | 1/9/2019 | Author : DNA Correspondent | WC :239 | Education & Careers



New Delhi: In a significant move, the 124th constitutional amendment Bill approved by Lok Sabha on Tuesday has provisions to make it mandatory for private educational institutions -- both aided and unaided -- to provide 10% reservations to economically backward section in the general category. The minority educational institutions, however, will remain excluded as they are protected under Article 30 of the Constitution.
The provisions of reservations will also cover initial appointments in services, and not promotions. So far, in the government and government-funded higher educational institutions, 22.5% of available seats are reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) students (7.5% for SCs, 15% for STs), beside
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