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RS passes Bill to amend Central Institutions Act

NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha on Friday passed the Bill to provide reservation to the SCs, STs and the OBCs under state seats in Central Education Institutions in tribal areas. The Central

Published: 28th April 2012 03:29 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2012 10:32 PM   |  A+A-

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BSP chief and Rajya Sabha member Mayawati speaking to media at Parliament House on Friday. PTI

NEW DELHI: The Rajya Sabha on Friday passed the Bill to provide reservation to the SCs, STs and the OBCs under state seats in Central Education Institutions in tribal areas.

The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in Admission) Amendment Bill, 2010, was passed in the Rajya Sabha by voice vote.

The Bill provides that the state seats, if any, in a Central Educational Institution in a tribal area will be governed by such reservation policy for the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and Other Backward Classes.Moving the Bill for the consideration of the House, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal said the amendments to the Act aimed at safeguarding interests of the tribal population in far-flung and remote areas of the northeastern states.

The HRD Minister assured that 27 per cent reservation for the OBCs would be fully implemented in Central Institutions.

The principal Act states that in case the Centre decides that a central educational institution is not able to increase the seats to its annual permitted strength due to financial, physical or academic limitation, it may allow such institutions to increase the seats within three years.

The Bill increases the time period to six years.



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