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SHILLONG | JAN 20, 2020:
The Meghalaya State Assembly today ratified the Constitution (One Hundred and Twenty Sixth Amendment) Bill, 2019, as passed by both the Houses of Parliament to extend the reservation to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the Lok Sabha and State Assemblies for another 10 years.
This provision which has been provided for a period of 70 years since the enactment of the Constitution will expire on January 25 this year.
The Bill seeks to extend the reservation for SCs and STs by another 10 years till January 25, 2030.