The Union Cabinet yesterday approved a proposal to extend reservation for Scheduled Castes (SCs) and Scheduled Tribes (STs) in the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies for another 10 years. The reservation for these categories in the lower House of Parliament and the State Assemblies was to expire on 25th January next year.
Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar said there are 84 members from the Scheduled Caste and 47 from the Scheduled Tribe communities in Parliament. In state assemblies across India, there are 614 SC members and 554 ST members.
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