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Quota bill comes up in LS on Friday

india Updated: Aug 24, 2006 19:33 IST

The bill providing for 27 per cent reservation of seats for backward classes students in centrally-aided elite educational institutions like the IITs and IIMs is to be tabled in Lok Sabha on Friday, the last day of the monsoon session.

Parliamentary Affairs Minister Priyaranjan Dasmunsi gave this information to reporters on Thursday.

The bill, which was cleared by the Cabinet on Monday, is expected to be taken up for consideration only in the next session of Parliament during winter.

The legislation, which is an enabling law arising out of passage of the Constitution 93rd amendment bill last year, is expected not to induct the creamy-layer concept by which children of the affluent belonging to the depressed classes will also be entitled to reservation.

Against the demand of important UPA constituents DMK and UPA, the measure is expected to provide for only staggered implementation of the reservation proposal over a period of three years starting from the next academic session in 2006-07.