New Delhi: The government on Friday introduced a
bill in the Rajya Sabha that provides for giving additional
time of three years to central and centrally-added educational
institutions to create infrastructure for accommodating OBC
After the bill is passed by Parliament and becomes a law,
these institutions will have time up to 2014 to build their
physical infrastructure to accommodate additional students on
account of 27 per cent reservation to the `other backward
classes`. Six years for creating additional infrastructure and
seats would be counted from 2008. Earlier, it was from 2007.
The Central Educational Institutions (Reservation in
Admission) Amendment Bill, 2010 has been introduced as
different institutions were facing difficulties to implement
the 2006 law providing for reservation to OBC, in addition to
The bill, introduced by HRD Minister Kapil Sibal, said the
reservation to the OBCs would be 27 per cent besides 15 per
cent for SCs and 7.5 per cent for STs.
After government proposed 27 per cent reservations for
OBC students, protests broke out in various parts of the
country. In the backdrop of these protests, the 2006 Act
provided for creating additional seats so that the existing
general category seats are not reduced.