Economically Weaker Sections

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: 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

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

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