Economic Reservation: Parliament passes Constitution (124th Amendment) Bill, 2019

Bar & Bench January 9 2019

In a major development, the Parliament today passed The Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty-Fourth Amendment) Bill, 2019 aiming to introduce a ten percent reservation for those belonging to economically weaker sections of society.

The Bill was passed in the Rajya Sabha today with 165 MPs voting for the Bill and 7 voting against it.  It had already been passed by Lok Sabha yesterday.

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