Journal of
Public Administration and Policy Research

  • Abbreviation: J. Public Adm. Policy Res.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2480
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPAPR
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 149

Article in Press

India’s Constitution Amendment Bill for10% Quota for Economically Weaker Sections and its Realities

Emeritus, PG & Research Cetre,Department of Economics, Scott Christian College (Autonomous) Nagercoil – 690003

  •  Received: 14 October 2019
  •  Accepted: 24 November 2020
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 compared to that of the high caste people. Their representation in high positions 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. In this background, a separate quota for the high caste people on the basis of their economic background is not necessary as it will not help in any way the most disadvantaged group of people like Dalits and Tribals.