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India’s Constitution Amendment Bill for 10 per cent Quota for Economically Weaker Sections and its Realities

J. Cyril Kanmony

Article Number - 604F4882A55A0  | Vol. 2(1), pp. 1-7., March 2021  | 
 Received: 19 January 2021 |  Accepted: 3 March 2021  |   Published: 31 March 2021

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The Constitution Amendment Bill introduced in the Indian parliament in January 2019 guarantees 10% quota for the economically weaker sections. There is already a constitutional provision of quota not exceeding 50% for the low caste people to set right their century old discrimination. Even though this reservation system has been in existence for the past 70 years the low caste people are not on the path of full-fledged development. Their economic condition is still worse than that of upper caste people. Their representation in high-graded posts such as judges, managerial executives, professors and high administrative officers is very low against a high representation in low-graded posts like class ‘D’ jobs. On the other hand, upper caste people are good in number in all such high-graded posts. In this background, a separate quota for high caste people on the basis of their economic background is not necessary as it will not help in any way the country in attaining a higher rate of economic growth.


Keywords: Economically weaker sections, Economically backward, Untouchable, Unapproachable, Low caste.




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J. Cyril Kanmony

PG & Research Centre, Department of Economics, Scott Christian College (Autonomous), Nagercoil, India.  Email: [email protected]


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Kanmony, J. C. (2021). India’s Constitution Amendment Bill for 10% Quota for Economically Weaker Sections and its Realities. Journal of Economics, Business Management and Administration, 2(1): 1-7.


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