Tuesday, 18 January, 2022
TopicEWS Quota

Topic: EWS Quota

SC clears path for NEET counselling, upholds OBC quota, allows EWS criteria for this session

A two-judge bench upholds the validity of Centre’s July 2021 notification to allow 27% reservation for OBCs (non-creamy layer). The court will rule on EWS quota later in March.

Petitioners in SC question ‘completely arbitrary’ Rs 8 lakh income cap to determine EWS quota

Govt-appointed panel suggested sticking to Rs 8 lakh annual income limit for determination of EWS quota in connection with the ongoing admissions to NEET-PG courses.

Will revisit Rs 8 lakh annual income limit on EWS category for NEET (PG): Modi govt tells SC

Solicitor General Tushar Mehta, appearing for the Centre, said the NEET (PG) counselling would stand postponed for 4 weeks more as per assurance earlier given to the court.

Karnataka could reserve 10% land for EWS category entrepreneurs, extend 75% concession on price

Karnataka’s Large and Medium Industries Minister Murugesh Nirani says proposal is to ‘ensure people from poor backgrounds rise to position of employing others’.

On EWS quota, Modi govt just using Congress’ bad idea and Sinho Commission report

The Modi government is still not in a position to present any data that can provide the basis for the 10 per cent EWS quota.

Govt defends criteria for EWS quota in jobs & education, likely to urge SC not to modify system

Supreme Court had questioned methodology adopted by govt in fixing Rs 8 lakh as annual income limit to identify EWS for providing 10% quota in jobs and educational institutions.

SC stays Kerala HC proceedings on plea challenging Modi govt’s 10% reservation to EWS

The top court had earlier referred to 5-judge Constitution a batch of pleas & transfer petitions challenging the Centre’s decision to grant 10% reservation in jobs & education to EWS.

Reactions to OBC medical quota are exposing Indians’ flawed merit argument all over again

I didn’t see any protest or anger by Savarnas against EWS quota. No one wrote: 'I will not get treated by a doctor who did their degree under EWS reservation.'

Modi govt announces 27% reservation for OBCs, 10% quota for EWS in medical, dental courses

Hailing the 'landmark decision' taken by his govt, PM Modi tweeted that the move will immensely help thousands of youth every year get better opportunities.

Few new admissions in many Delhi private schools as Covid-hit families can’t afford them now

Parents from low-income groups say they can no longer afford the Rs 500-1,200/month fee, and are now turning to govt schools in Delhi. This has hit EWS admissions too.

On Camera

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Reliance buys robotics startup Addverb for Rs 1,000 crore to fuel tech ambitions

Mukesh Ambani, Asia’s richest person, is investing in technology as competition from rivals such as Amazon intensifies in India’s booming e-commerce market.

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Why was number of women cadets for NDA fixed at 19 in 2022, same as 2021, SC asks Centre

UPSC notification issued December 2021 says first phase of NDA exam for 2022 scheduled in April. Notification declares 19 women candidates will be chosen out of 400 successful ones.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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