Lok Sabha passes 124th Constitution Amendment Bill

Lok Sabha passes 124th Constitution Amendment Bill

Question: Which constitutional amendment bill passed quota of 10% for general category?
(a) 123rd Constitutional Amendment Bill
(b) 124th Constitutional Amendment Bill
(c) 125th Constitutional Amendment Bill
(d) 126th Constitutional Amendment Bill
Answer: (b)
Related facts:

  • On 8th January 2019,Lok Sabha passed the Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill 2019 providing for ten per cent reservation to Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in the General category.
  • The legislation namely the Constitution 124th Amendment Bill facilitates reservation for EWS people in the upper caste in the direct recruitments and admission in higher educational institutions.
  • After an over four and half hours of debate, 323 Lok Sabha members voted in support of the bill while only 3 voted against it.
  • This is known to be as the 103rd Constitutional Amendment Act, 2018 enacting Economic Reservation in India.

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