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Dec 04, 2019
8:54PM

Cabinet approves SC/STs reservation in Lok Sabha, state assemblies for another 10 years

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The Cabinet approved a proposal to extend reservation for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and the State Assemblies for another 10 years. The reservation for these categories in the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies was to expire on 25th of January, 2020.

Government also approved The Central Sanskrit Universities Bill to be introduced in the Parliament. The bill has provision for conversion of three Sanskrit Deemed to be Universities into Central Universities.

The Cabinet also approved land monetization at Pragati Maidan to build a five-star hotel. ITPO will undertake the mega project to redevelop Pragati Maidan into a world class International Exhibition and Convention Centre. It also approved The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019. The Bill seeks to amend the Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizen Act, 2007.

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