New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh on Friday approved a proposal to rename Mughalsarai Tehsil to Pandit Deen Dayal Upadhyay Tehsil, news agency ANI reported. Last year, the state government had changed the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj.
In August, the Yogi Adityanath Government had changed the name of Mughalsarai junction to Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay junction.
Earlier in the day, the state government had approved 10 per cent reservation in government jobs and education to the economically weaker in the general category.
Earlier this week, first the Gujarat government, and then the Jharkhand government the very next day, had approved the quota. Uttarakhand Chief Minister Trivendra Singh Rawat had said that directions had been given to implement quota.
Only last week, the Rajya Sabha had passed the bill granting 10% quota, after hours of debate. The Bill seeks to amend Article 15 of the Constitution, by adding a clause which allows states to make “special provision for the advancement of any economically weaker sections of citizens”.
These “special provisions” would relate to “admission to educational institutions, including private educational institutions, whether aided or unaided by the state, other than the minority educational institutions”.
Meanwhile, Youth For Equality organisation and Kaushal Kant Mishra have filed a plea in the top court seeking quashing of the bill, saying that the economic criterion cannot be the sole basis for reservation.