Currently, the Supreme Court has put an upper limit of 50% on quota limit. The 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker upper castes will be over and above the existing 50 per cent reservation. Any reservation beyond the 50% limit will require the government to get a constitutional amendement passed in Parliament. Articles 15 and 16 of the Constitution will have to be amended for implementation of the decision.
The government will move a constitutional amendment bill in Parliament on Tuesday to push for 10% extra reservation for economically deprived sections among general categories. BJP's parent organisation RSS has always maintained that reservation should be along economic lines and not only along caste lines.
Here's a look at those who are not economically weaker and therefore will not be able to benefit from the Modi government's latest move.
Those owning more than 5 acre land will be excluded.
Those having a residential plot of more than 1000 square feet will not be eligible for this reservation.
People owning a plot more than 100 square yard in a notified municipality will also not be able to benefit from the government's latest move.
Those owning a plot more than 200 yards in non-notified areas will also be excluded from 10% reservation for the general class.
Those earning annual income of more than Rs 8 lakh per annum.