Lucknow, January 18: Uttar Pradesh has become the third state after Gujarat and Uttarakhand to implement the 10 per cent quota for the Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) in General Category. The announcement was made by UP government on Friday. 10% Upper Caste Quota Bill Cleared by President Ram Nath Kovind.

The go ahead for the implementation of the reservation was given at a meeting of the state cabinet in Lucknow. The meeting was presided over by state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and included senior cabinet members.

The legislation brought by the Narendra Modi government sanctioning 10 per cent quota for the economically weaker section among the upper caste communities was signed by President Ram Nath Kovind on January 11. 10% Upper Caste Quota to Boost Confidence of Financially Weak Citizens: PM Modi at BJP National Convention.

The 124th Constitution Amendment Bill - which clears reservation beyond the 50 per cent cap - was passed by Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha last week. The reservation is meant for economically-weaker individuals whose annual earning is below Rs 8 lakh and who possess less than 5 acres of agriculture land.

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