economically weaker sections

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

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

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

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