Economically Weaker Section

NEET-PG admissions: SC agrees to hear Centre's urgent plea on Wednesday

A bench comprising Chief Justice of India (CJI) N V Ramana and justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli took note of the submissions of Solicitor General Tushar Mehta.

published on : 4th January 2022

NEET-PG admissions: Centre seeks urgent hearing of EWS quota case in SC

Senior advocate Arvind Datar, appearing in court on behalf of the doctors who have challenged a government notification, said he has no objection if the matter is listed on Tuesday or Wednesday.

published on : 3rd January 2022

Former finance secretary in three-member panel to decide EWS criteria

The government has constituted a committee to revisit the criteria for determining the economically weaker sections (EWS) to provide them reservation.

published on : 1st December 2021

Centre tells SC it will revisit Rs 8 Lakh annual income limit for EWS in NEET-PG admissions

Tushar Mehta said that NEET PG counselling would stand postponed for a further four weeks as per assurance earlier given to the court.

published on : 25th November 2021

EWS quota: No change in present reservation system, says Kerala CM Vijayan

The CM said those who are trying to create division by flaring it up as an emotional issue were actually diverting attention from the real concerns.

published on : 20th November 2021

Could stay Economically Weaker Section quota benchmark, SC warns govt

“We may stay the government notification fixing Rs 8 lakh criteria for determining the EWS and you can keep filing the affidavits,” the judges warned.

published on : 22nd October 2021

Delhi Development Authority to provide EWS flats to 2,068 families from Bhoomiheen Camp

Allotment after payment of `1.12 lakh, more under construction to be handed over soon

published on : 15th September 2021

EWS quota: Telangana sets Rs 8 lakh annual income limit for beneficiaries 

Income shall also include income from all sources like salary, agriculture, business and profession during the financial year prior to the year of application.

published on : 25th August 2021

Christian schools saving Rs 2,500 crore by denying seats to poor in India: Child rights body

Since these schools are exempt from providing admission to children from the disadvantaged or weaker sections, they are saving on expenditure equivalent to 25% of total children.

published on : 12th August 2021

Challenging the hegemony of caste-based parties

The latest reservations are in line with the Directive Principles of State Policy even as they are indicative of the BJP’s determination to beat regional parties at their own game

published on : 11th August 2021

Online registration for EWS quota for admission in Class II starts

As per the rules, private recognised unaided schools which were allotted plots by the government need to admit children from EWS category in the neighbourhood to the extent of 20 per cent.

published on : 7th August 2021

10% quota for EWS, including Kapus, in jobs, edu institutions

The same rules apply for initial appointments in posts and services under the State government.

published on : 15th July 2021

Private schools in Delhi have to admit EWS quota kids as per allotment: Sisodia

Under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, at least 25 per cent of seats in entry-level classes nursery, kindergarten, and Class 1 have to be reserved for the EWS category.

published on : 1st July 2021

Centre urges states, UTs to ensure coverage of economically weakest sections of population under NFSA

It stated that the states and UTs should take measures to reach out to vulnerable and weakest sections of the society i.e. street dwellers, rag pickers, hawkers, rickshaw pullers among others.

published on : 3rd June 2021

Assam approves 10 per cent quota for economically weaker sections of general class

The Cabinet also approved incentives for government doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers under Ayushman Bharat and Atal Amrit Abhiyan.

published on : 22nd January 2019