Union Cabinet has cleared the Constitutional 127th Amendment Bill to give power to states and UTs to make their own OBC lists that will be put in Parliament.
About the newly cleared bill
Constitutional Amendment Bill
A Constitutional Amendment Bill must be passed in each House by a majority of the total membership of that House and by a majority of not less than two-thirds of the members of that House present and voting.
Why the bill is needed?
Clarity: The bill will give clarity to the 102nd constitutional amendmentthat had created confusion in a state and Central list, and this clause will clarify it.
The bill is expected to come to Parliament in response to the dismissal of law on the Maratha quota by the Supreme Court.
In the Maratha reservation judgment, SC dismissed the Maratha Quota law by citing the 102nd amendment of the Constitution that had scrapped the power of the states to identify and notify socially and educationally backward classes.
102nd Constitution Amendment Act of 2018
If the state list was abolished, around 671 OBC communities would be affected regarding the reservation in educational institutions and appointments.
National Commission for Backward Classes (NCBC)
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