The government has constituted a committee to revisit the criteria for determining the economically weaker sections (EWS) to provide them reservation.
Tushar Mehta said that NEET PG counselling would stand postponed for a further four weeks as per assurance earlier given to the court.
Income shall also include income from all sources like salary, agriculture, business and profession during the financial year prior to the year of application.
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
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.
The same rules apply for initial appointments in posts and services under the State government.
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.
The Cabinet also approved incentives for government doctors, nurses and other healthcare workers under Ayushman Bharat and Atal Amrit Abhiyan.