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The political push for reservation in the private sector has already led to main debates and through the ten years of the Congress-led UPA authorities, no such effort to implement quota in private sector jobs was mooted.

New Delhi: In a serious coverage shift, the Congress occasion on Saturday demanded reservation in the private sector and advocated ‘quota within quota’ in the Women’s Reservation Bill that’s pending for passage since 2010.

Congress leaders Salman Khurshid and Okay Raju mentioned at this time that the panel on social justice will advocate to the Congress Working Committee to order 50% seats in any respect ranges inside the group and push for quota in the private sector.

Khurshid, a former Union minister, argued, “This government is selling off public sector companies diluting the reservation for jobs in government entities. Therefore, we are seeking quota in the private sector to protect the interests of the weaker section.”

The political push for reservation in the private sector has already led to main debates and through the ten years of the Congress-led UPA authorities, no such effort to implement quota in private sector jobs was mooted.

Any coverage in that course would require amendments in the central legal guidelines however the ruling BJP has not spelled out any categorical stand on the difficulty to date.

In one other key coverage change, the Congress panel on social justice on Saturday pushed for quota inside quota in the Women’s Reservation Bill, years after it resisted such calls for when the invoice was handed in the Rajya Sabha in 2010. Regional events such because the RJD (an UPA ally), Nitish Kumar’s JDU and Mulayam Singh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party had been in favour of quota inside quota, however their demand was not met.

Quota inside quota will entail additional reservation of seats for ladies of the weaker sections inside the general one-third quota for ladies lawmakers in Lok Sabha and state assemblies.

Khurshid claimed that the choice to not embody quota inside quota in the Women’s Reservation Bill was a “tactical move” and “the idea was to first pass the Women’s Reservation law and then think about the share for the weaker sections.”


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