Economically Weaker Section

Peaking at right time; but reservation issue can put BJP in quandary

The ruling BJP is showing all signs of peaking at the right time. The party that looked off the mark just a few months ago has got the rhythm right.

published on : 23rd January 2023

Winter session: Govt plans to introduce 16 bills, Cong to seek discussion on border issue with China

Exit polls had on Monday predicted a big majority for the BJP in Gujarat and a dead heat in Himachal Pradesh where most pollsters gave an edge to the ruling party over the Congress.

published on : 6th December 2022

SC’s EWS order raises more questions than it answers

The Union Government said the Major Sinho Commission report was used as a basis for the 10% quota legislation, which interestingly is not mentioned in the majority judgment.

published on : 26th November 2022

Tamil Nadu parties turn down 10 per cent EWS quota amendment

Stalin referred to the observation of former SC judge O Chinnappa Reddy that reservation is not a poverty alleviation scheme.

published on : 13th November 2022

EWS quota verdict charges up Opposition

Nitish demands removal of 50% reservation cap, caste census; TN CM Stalin wants an all-party meet

published on : 9th November 2022

Exclusion of SCs, STs and OBCs from EWS reservation violates right to equal opportunity: SC

The judges, part of a five-judge constitution bench, read four separate judgments for over 35 minutes in the courtroom.

published on : 8th November 2022

Dissenting judges have raised vital questions in Economically Weaker Sections quota verdict

The minority opinion, authored by Justice Ravindra Bhat, and concurred with by outgoing Chief Justice UU Lalit, will be important for the Republic in the future.

published on : 7th November 2022

Economically weak can get house sites in Amaravati

Earlier, the benefits of the schemes were restricted to villagers in the capital city and the capital region area.

published on : 21st October 2022

EWS Quota: Economic criteria for govt policies not proscribed, Supreme Court observes orally

The lawyers said the EWS quota is "wholly unwarranted, arbitrary, illegal and unconstitutional" and amounted to "legislative judgement" by the government to overrule the Indra Swahane.

published on : 14th September 2022

EWS quota damages “equality” which is the heart of the Constitution: Supreme Court told

Professor Dr Mohan Gopal assailing the amendment said that the same sought to nullify, and neutralize the constitution's idea of treating unequals unequally.

published on : 13th September 2022

Five-judge Supreme Court bench to hear 10 per cent EWS quota from September 13

A bench of CJI UU Lalit, Justices Dinesh Maheshwari, SR Bhat, Bela Trivedi & JB Pardiwala however refused to issue notice to the states but clarified that every state that wanted to argue can argue.

published on : 7th September 2022

Despite directions, Delhi private schools didn't give admission to EWS children: NCPCR

The commission also asked how many seats remained vacant in the respective year after admission of children against allotted seats.

published on : 19th August 2022

AAP hits out Centre for Minister's tweet on Rohingya refugees creates panic among residents

Bharadwaj condemned Puri’s statement and said the rapid penetration of Rohingyas will jeopardize national security.

published on : 18th August 2022

Delhi University seeks data on staff requirement

In a notification issued on Tuesday, the university asked the colleges under it to provide the data regarding the same by June 24.

published on : 23rd June 2022

18,000 poor children denied admission in Delhi private schools: Child Rights Panel

Prima facie, in the past two years, around 18,000 children have not been provided admission in Delhi under the EWS category even after allotment by the Directorate of Education.

published on : 21st June 2022

34,000 RTE seats for marginalised children vacant in Odisha

Prior to the online enrollment system, less than 2,000 EWS students were getting into private schools under RTE.

published on : 14th June 2022

CUET confrontation continues between DU and St Stephen’s

“The decision taken by the college to retain its stellar, tried, and trusted interview process and other related steps in the admission process shall continue."

published on : 28th May 2022

307 schools did not give books to needy kids: Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights

The DCPCR had received complaints that the children had not been given books by these private schools since the starting of the session in April till September.

published on : 25th May 2022

15,000 flats for Economically Weaker Sections to come up at Shivaram Karanth Layout in Bengaluru

Former HC judge Chandrashekar said that the SC on March 31 this year had called for the EWS allotments to be spread across six separate blocks in the layout with 25 acres allocated in each of them

published on : 12th April 2022

Amended Municipal Corp Bill cleared in Assembly

This amendment will now enable municipal corporations to grant property rights. 

published on : 30th March 2022
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