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The reservation for SC/STs in Lok Sabha, state assemblies has been extended by how much period?

[A]. 15 years
[B]. 12 years
[C]. 10 years
[D]. 5 years

Answer: Option C


The Union cabinet on December 4 approved a proposal to extend reservation for SCs and STs in the Lok Sabha and the state assemblies for another 10 years, highly placed sources said.The reservation for these categories in the LS and the assemblies was to expire on January 25, 2020.The government will bring a bill to extend the reservation in this session.While reservation for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes in the legislature is carried out through constitutional amendments, similar reservation in jobs for these categories is decided by respectivestate governments.

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