From 2019, all the educational institutes in the nation will fall under the norm of 10 percent quota which grants 10 percent reservation to the Economically Weaker Section and its implementation will not impact the existing reservation for the SCs,STs & OBCs and general seats, said Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar in a meeting with the UGC and the AICTE.
"Adequate additional seats will be created in these colleges and universities to implement the quota for EWS. The UGC and AICTE will be provided the operational mandate within a week to implement the quota," he added.
"The modalities are being worked out and within a week's time we will have the exact number of seats that will be added. The operation manuals about how to implement the quota will be issued soon. The colleges and universities will also be asked to mention the quota in their prospectus as well and make infrastructural arrangements accordingly," Mr Javadekar said.
On Saturday, President Ram Nath Kovind cleared the landmark bill under which 10 percent reservation will be given to the upper caste which falls outside high income bracket.